Thank you very much for clarifying. First of all, I am sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced in your situation.
If you wanted to retire, you can do that at any time because retirement is basically a resignation. The only thing you need to consider is whether you will be able to access things like pension as these depend on the policy terms. So retirement is not something that is dictated by the employer – it is your choice but you have to check whether it makes financial sense for you at the time, depending on what payments you can access through pensions. Etc.
In terms of redeployment, the employer should really be looking at that proactively as a reasonable adjustment under disability discrimination laws. Remind them of their obligations in that respect and if needed, raise a grievance if they are not doing anything about it.
You can get a detailed explanation of the grievance process here:
In summary, an employee is expected to submit their concerns in writing and send them to their line manager, or whoever is nominated as the person to send grievances to under an official workplace grievance policy.
The complaint should include details of what the grievance is about, any evidence that may exist which is relevant and also what the employee wants their employer to do about this issue.
Once the grievance has been submitted, the employer is expected to arrange a formal grievance hearing, inviting the employee to attend and discuss the nature of their complaint. The meeting is also as an opportunity to ask for further clarification or information, as required.
Following the meeting, the employer will take time to consider all the issues and evidence and then make a decision, communicating it to the employee. If the outcome is not to the complainant’s satisfaction, they can appeal and get a second opinion from a different person assigned by the employer to consider the appeal. Once the appeal is also completed, that brings to an end the formal grievance process and there is no option to escalate it further internally.