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daughter suffers from severe brittle asthma. has worked in employment now for 4 years but work have now decreased her hours to 18 due to all the time she has off, in and out of hospital. She is finding it increasingly worse working for them and is in fear that they are wanting to get rid of her. she has had a new contract which also includes a probationary period of 6 months. Can this be allowed after working 4 years for them. Also what is the legal information regarding working with this illness in the work place. Can they legally dismiss her on this basis. she works with children in a nursery,
my daughters employer have tried to help my daughter. Flexi hours, moving department etc, the problem being is she works in a nursery and they need ratio staff compared to the children they have, so if my daughter was to have an attack that leaves them short. Problem being is we don't know when these attacks are going to happen, 9 times out of 10 she will end up in hospital. They have reduced her hours now but if my daughter does phone in sick they are starting to get a bit sarcastic about it. What legal rights does she have if they do dismiss her? Many thanks
Also concerned regarding her new work contract, can they legally put her back on probation after 4 years? just hope this is not an excuse to dismiss her due to her illness?
Hi she didn't have a choice in the matter regarding her reduced hours. The manager said clearly to her that she could not afford to keep covering her shift and that they thought her health would have improved by this point due to a treatment that could have been offered in hospital but unfortunately this treatment is no longer an option for my daughter. My daughter agreed to reducing her hours as she is scared for her job, also she felt there was no other choice.
She does try her best at work. she was made up to assistant room manager before the illness got worse, which they have now taken that job role away from her. . She also has a home nebuliser which she takes to work and if she needs it will take it at work and carry on with her shift, other times it does not help and they need to call an ambulance. She is now being referred to a specialist lung hospital in Leicester as her local hospital said there is no more that can be done to help her locally,