Thank you for your previous advice. It was very helpful.
As I deteriorated quite considerably during stoppage of attendance of my medical clinic appointment and I struggle to recover- the pressure from my emplyer to put me through "must improve" period of assessment without addressing the reasonable adjustment to help me has led to considerable distress and unbearable level of stress. I have to see my GP, he instisted on signing me off with a sick note for 2 weeks, he would review this next week. I am so worried this will further count against me so I refused the initial 4 weeks he wanted me off. I see my GP next week and I am worried he might tell me am not fit for work as I am not sleeping well due to worry about the way the workplace is treating me. A vicious circle that I need to address.
1) I want to ask for reasonable adjustment around my working time and have these implimented before putting me on formal period of "must improve". Issue he ahs raised relates to an incident of not meeting one deadline in the past due to medical emergency coupled with IT problem. All my good work did not seem count. Is it reasonable to ask formally as he wouldnot come up with it ans has verbaly told me he would not consider this?
2) to be effective, I need to work from home on the 2 days that I attend clinic. This will save me alot of travelling time between work and clinic which takes 1hr 15min each way when my home is just 20min away and better set up for working as I have adequate adjustments, and will reduce stress due to traffic. Due to the nature of the treatment - orthopeadic physiotherapy, I am a bit tired after treatment and need about 30min to regroup and settle. Is it reasonable to ask for this? I know colleagues who have not got my problem who regularly work from home.
3) I do not understand why my boss is not keen to attach my medical report that recommends reasonable adjustment be made to the system that informs HR. I asked what he would do with the report he said, he'd drawn line under it as he only wants to know if i do indeed attend the regilar clinic. He seems to potrsy me as malingering or lying. How do I deal with this? Do I have to formally request that the report should me made available to HR and the organisation to inform me how they will address the issue of reasonable adjustment.?
4) do you think I need to get an employemet lawyer to write to my organisation about this?