8... nearly 9 years.
Promoted quickly and qiven a payrise in the months before I took sick leave.
Moderate-Severe chronic depression
Yes - I had no prior indication of this illness before or during my employment.
It had lasted slightly over 2 years. I remained in work for the 1st couple of months after I became unwell. I felt my work was suffering and visited the doctor. I was diagnosed with depression and remained in work with a view to simultaneously managing the condition and working. This was not sustainable and the doctor issued me with a sickness certificate.
- My employer requested the records before (months ago) and I consented. I was then approached by someone who had information that they had no business having. - in short I do not trust the privacy afforded to me by the HR department.
- I am no longer employed by the company and it was never adequately explained to me why it was relevant to this particular situation.
- I know for a fact that the people involved share information that they shouldn't.
.......basically trust issues
I have lodged an appeal against the decision.
I have filed a grievance against the company/personnel involved because of their actions throughout the process, as I find to to be discriminatory.
It seems that they are asking to contact the GP to show that they are (at least) taking the appeal against the decision to dismiss seriously.
Given the points raised in my initial inquiry, I am concerned that the information is not suitable for distribution to the company.
Is the doctor compelled to provide it?.....or can I say to the company that I am withdrawing my authorisation, for what I perceive to be valid reasons?
I was dismissed following a hearing to determine capability to discharge my duties.
The point in my recovery allowed me to attend a 12-week course specifically designed to get people with depression back to work.
The employer was informed that I would be attending this course in advance of it commencing.
I was called into a meeting with my employer, coinciding with the mid-point of the course I intimated that the course was going well. A week later, before the course finished I was informed by email that my contract had been terminated on the grounds of incapacity.
I had provided the consent many months ago for them to make contact. They did, but what I consider to be privileged information was passed to person(s) not authorized to have it.
They asked again as part of the capability hearing.
I refused citing the following reasons:
- the previous mis-handling of my private medical file
- the fact that the information would be the same as the information thaey had already received as I had not yet completed my 12-week recovery programme.
I suggested it would be more sensible to request the file upon completion of this programme.
My contract was terminated.
I appealed , during which the company asked again for access to my medical file. I consented as the persons involved with the handling of my previous file would not be involved in the appeal process.
I have since reconsidered this because of the reasons listed in my initial inquiry.
Thank-you for the information.
Can I just ask about point-2 in my original inquiry.
Is the employer entitled to send another request for additional information (not related to my diagnosed condition, and not been mentioned on any communication between the doctor and the company.)
Do I have Parkinson's disease??
....coming from the fact that they know my mother suffers from it.
I was quite insulted by this.