Denied - Declared Emergency leave
My wife works at a hospital and I've been working from home during these times
Initially my MIL was helping with the two kids however she can't help out anymore .
We have a 6 year old and an infant of 20 month .
We are not eligible for the daycare as I'm not an essential working .
Her hospital is denying the leave stating that since I'm working from home , I should be responsible for the kids .
I want to know if can an employer deny the leave on such grounds ? We have provided them with the notice from the school . The issue is I'm on back to back calls on day for work and can't be watching the infant and it is really a safety hazard.
Also they assumed I was applying for the declared emergency leave . I know there are similar leaves like the infectious disease emergency leave
Wanted to get your input and see if anyone has similar cases