Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
How long have you worked there for?
Why does he want to be with you when you do this?
he hasn,t said, other than he wants
he hasn't said, other than he wants to hear me ask for the letter
You certainly do not have to allow him to accompany you to the hospital for what is obviously a very personal matter. No employer has the right to demand that and it is an unreasonable request. He should simply accept any formal correspondence from the hospital as proof of your medical situation. If he has well founded grounds to dispute that then he may arrange for an independent occupational health specialist to meet with you and provide a second opinion but still you can expect a degree of privacy and dignity and not have the employer be present at any of the meetings or examinations.
Can he dismiss me on the grounds of ill health as I am unable to do all of my duties, ie the painting. I have only had one week off work due to the problem and that was right at the start of my illness. All of my medical appointments have been in my own time. As I mentioned earlier we do not have a paint spraying booth with proper ventilation, we started building one over a year ago and it is still not finished.
a dismissal on grounds of ill health or inability to perform one's job can potentially lead to dismissal but it is unlikely to be fair if it is done straight away and without following a fair procedure. You could be considered disabled in law which means the employer would have to make reasonable adjustments to help you before they take any action and this could mean getting the booth done. When looking at the reasonableness of such a dismissal, a tribunal will usually look at the following elements:
Dismissal must always be viewed as a last resort by the employer. Only when it is obvious that the employee cannot continue in their job and that there was nothing else available for them to do would dismissal become a fair option.
Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this? Thanks