Hi Ben. I have been signed off for three weeks, but my GP does expect to extend that. The stress comes from an unreasonable workload and harrassment from another employee over months (although I really don't want to proceed with a claim for that, but my line managers are aware of it.) It is a university - in case this makes any difference - because I was told to some extent they have their own "internal charter"!
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Thank you. can you be more specific on the wording though, so that it does not cause me any problems in the future? i.e. If I put "work-related anxiety/stress" will this require them to (a) follow this up on my return and (b)make judgements about my mental state?
Also, am I opening mysef to problems by having a letter from an EU doctor rather than a standard Uk Fit Note form?
One last clarification - are you saying that after the 7 days they could require a Fit form? This would require me returning to the UK...
Thank you very much for your quick and helpful replies. Sorry I didn't realise I needed to rate you until finished!