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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. How long have you worked there for?
Is there anything else in your workplace that you may be able to do instead?
yes there we would be desk type roles
Was your plan to take the whole 6 months on sick leave?
not sure if i can return before that doing light duties i will. i am hopeful that i would be able to do this
Would you be in a position to do the desk jobs with this injury or perhaps return to do these jobs earlier than your usual one?
ok thanks let me get my response ready please
At this stage and with this prognosis a dismissal would be unlikely, or at least it is unlikely to be fair. This means that the employer could still dismiss you if they really wanted to (they could do that at any time) but the fairness of such dismissal can be challenged if necessary and you could seek redress.
A dismissal is really reserved for situations where you are off on long term sick leave, no longer capable of undertaking your job and there is no indication that you would be able to return any time soon, or at all. In your case, there is a defined period of incapacity after which you are likely to be able to return to work, even if on light duties. In addition the employer has other jobs which you would be able to do earlier and without being fully fit. Therefore, the most reasonable outcome here is to allow you to get the treatment done, during which time you would be on sick leave, and as soon as you are able to do any of the lighter duties in the desk jobs, assuming there are spaces there, allow you to return slowly back to work whilst your fitness improves and you eventually get back to your normal job.
if i cannot return to normal job would they be able to dismiss me would this be fair?
eventually they could - capability is a fair reason for dismissal, so if you are no longer able to do your job and there is nothing else you can do then eventually that could happen, but it is a last resort really
ok thankyou for your help
you are most welcome, all the best