Work asked me to make up time off sick
I spoke with my manager today about the extreme pain I am in for 4-6 days of every month (ladies time of the month) when it triggers my OA in my right knee. I have suffered the past 12 months and its just getting worse. I am on strong medication which I try not to take whilst working as it can affect me.
She spoke with HR who have offered me not to go off sick every month but instead calculate the hours I would be 'ill' and make the time up throughout the rest of the month. So if I would be off 30-45hrs I would make up these hours to take the days off but not use sick. Can they do this?
I work for a big employer with a generous sick pay scheme (6 months full pay). I haven't been off sick the past 12 months even though it has been a struggle. I have been working from home for the past 12 months and currently homeschooling my child. I'm unsure how I could increase my working hours to cover my ill days.
I have given consent for my occ health dept to contact my gp and surgeon too. Any advice would be gratefully received. Thanks