I suffer a disability since age of 5 due to reaction to polio vaccine and have a weak right side. I also walk with a limp and have a shortened right leg. Take weekly physio/exercise session to maintain strength on the side as recommented by my specialist for many years now. I suffer dully pain and cramping more regularly and increased risk of falling if i don't keep with my therapy.
Previous manager allowed me to attend this weekly session and work at home after. The new manager would not. He would not also authorise the renewal of use of car scheme at work. My work involves considerable travels. he demanded for an occupational health report whcih was not in his favour. they recommended that he should immediately allow me time for this session. I have been asked to book the sessions as annual leave. he has now said that he has problems with my work and they will set me tasks to do during must improve period.I am thinking there could be a better solution for my disability and I am exploring improvement as i have suffered a number of misfortunes now based on exploitation of my disability as reason for the hostile treatment of me both at work and in my personal life.
ok! many thanks & regards
I am sorry I have not responded. I read your reply above and following day stared to have issues again at work which has sent me rather low.
The outcome of the medical assessment does not seem to suit my boss's aim amd goal to achieve. The report recommended that reasonable adjustment should be be made. I have been told verbally that I should now forget about the medical report and they will a line under now. Their is no menssining of adjustment to be made. He said I would receive a letter (just like last time, which I did not) and I will be asked to attend a meeting and I could bring someone with me eg a union rep. He said they are likely to set me a set of work to be monitred for 1month and decision would be made on that basis.
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?