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I have been on sick leave for the past 4 weeks. My GP signed

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I have been on sick leave for the past 4 weeks. My GP signed me on the sick because of arthritis in my knees but I have also been suffering from stress at work. I work nights in a care home which has a very low rating from the CQC for being understaffed. I also have a history of depression. He recommended that I left my place of employment because I assume he knows of their poor reputation from what he said to me. Anyway, I applied for another job before I was signed on the sick and I have been offered it, but I need a reference from my present employer and, as has been the case with colleagues in the past, they are being difficult about it. Is there anything I can do about this, and by law, am I able to get a reference from another source ie another past employer?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 months ago.

Hello when you say they are being difficult are they simply refusing to issue one?

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 months ago.

Hello, not sure if you saw my initial query above - when you say they are being difficult are they simply refusing to issue one?