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Hi maria, I work for the NHS and I would say that even though they are the caring service, cant say that about looking after it's staff,
I have had no end of trouble with them, just about hanging on with my job, they say these sickness polices are there to protect you, just how exactly? It seems not if you have a disability.
I won't apply for ill health retirement as I'm 51yrs, have plenty of work left in me if I was allowed to get on with it. :roll: From what I hear it makes no difference to the ESA or Jobcentre anyhow, they will still keep sending you for job interviews etc.... and it's all so stressful.
I too work for the NHS and agree totally. I've had to fight tooth and nail to keep my job and am constantly seeing occy health at my managers request. The latest was today because I happened to say to one of my colleagues before Christmas that I was quite sore that day. Next thing I know I'm hauled in front of OH to see if the job is too much for me. For goodness sake, they want me out but no way am I going. I'm very cross as the manager who wrote to OH has'nt even spoken to me since I came back to work :roll:
Just spoken to my line manager & surprise surprise i am having a meeting with HR re written warning due to being over 3.9%
I told her it wasnt acceptable & wud b having ny union rep at the meeting! That surprised her! :x
Also spoke to a person in HR vry helpul put my mind at ease so might not get the written warning watch this space!
Also rang the helpline above, very helpful lady gave me some useful websites & telephone nos so thank you