Hi all, I had a disciplinary last Friday, though I couldn't attend as I was with my hubby at The Christie as he has metastatic kidney cancer, which I had already told work about. Per my union rep I put together a statement regarding the issue which could be used as a written representation. The whole thing stems from a review meeting I had with my boss, 28th July 2016, the day after I seen my orthopaedic surgeon follow up after an arthroscopy on my left knee. I saw the camera shots and it was confirmed my knee is completely knackered and will progressively deteriorate, and at 50 too young at the moment for a full replacement. When I told my boss the situation, I was quite positive and refusing to give in to the situation, and still don't, her response blew me away. No empathy, sympathy, sorry to hear that etc.. No what I got was "well you'll have to think about whether you can do your job or not" wow. She then proceeded in slating my work, which 2 months previously I had an annual appraisal and was told I was good. Since that day every time I went into work I felt like I was treading on egg shells and wondered what else she would say, or criticise me for. In Sept I was put on absence management for having had 36 days off sick, 30 of those were for my arthroscopy, 5 others were also because of my knees. I challenged my boss about disciplining me when my arthritis is a disability, but she must have some medical degree as she said it wasn't!! My hubby has been telling for over 12 months to look for another job. It was surprising and saddening when I went to the arthritis care day last September to hear so many people being victimised because of their arthritis. So I'm just taking a short break from application forms to jot my feelings down and the injustice of it all. Trouble is the arthritis in my fingers is now playing up!!!!!