I will get on to my union tomorrow but wondered if anyone has been through this.
I am a teacher and until the start of this academic year I was working full-time on my return from neck surgery. I was diagnosed about 2 years ago and have other problems as well including mobility. I struggled through most of the year but as it got towards the second part of the summer term things got really bad and my GP insisted on signing me off for 6 weeks and only allowed me back for the last few days to break my leave.
This year I am working three days a week. I had to take one day due to a steroid injection, 2 as a result of severe pain and fatigue following a hospital appointment and subsequent fall at home, and one due to a throat infection/loss of voice.
Where appropriate I have put on my return to work form that the reason I was off was related to my disability.
At the end of the day today I was given an envelope infoming me that I have an "informal " sickness review meeting next Friday morning, that I am expected to minimise my absences from now on and that if I have anymore time off in the next three months it will go to a formal stage I meeting.
Any advice would be most welcome. I am happy to get evidence from my GP and will say I am quite happy to go back to OH.
I will phone my union tomorrow morning and try and get hold of my union rep.
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