Has anyone been in my position that Ihave paid into my employers pension for 20 yrs. My employer was crafty as in to pay me off after 20yrs they put it down to me been of my work for a time . During my time of Iwas getting treatment/going for tests/going to hospital for mMRI etc.I had meetings with occupational health which on 4 occasions they said I was unfit to do my duties. My employer paid me of on the Feb 2012 Ifinally got told by my hospital doctor on the Dec 2012 that iI had osteoarthritis. So to me this dismissal was unfair. I have been online looking at medical retirement , it says where you can't do your duties then your employer has to look into this. I have in the last couple of days got word back from my union who have said there is no such thing as medical retirement it is only a (euphemism)has anybody heard of this. How can i fight this?. What i think it is it comes down to money,my employer would have to pay me untill i was 65 so this will cost them. But where i am coming from this is unfair to people like ourselves that we cant help having arthritus i have it both shoulders therefor i have limited movement . Help!