work and RA

lyndabr
lyndabr Member Posts: 8
work and arthritis

i have RA and having problems at work with this my boss is not understanding ... i went to see the specialist i have been having problems with my hip its bursitis linked to RA and he advised me to reduce my working hours when i approached the boss he said i could do it that week but he would have to see HR i had a meeting with HR they said no i couldnt do it i would have to see their doctor and they wanted to get some answers form the specialist i said what happens if not good they said i would be a health and safety risk in the department !! they asked me to apply for another job in the same factory basically my boss wants me out of his department .. i went to the union he asked me to ask my doctor if RA comes under the DDA .. if any one has ANY advise on this would be helpful thankyou

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  • sputnik
    sputnik Member Posts: 5
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Have you been to Access to Work. I applied to them via Job Centre Plus a few years ago and an occupational therapist visited me at work and recommeded equipment which has been a great help and allowed me to continue working. It is my belief that your employer has to follow the recommendations they make. :roll:
  • lyndabr
    lyndabr Member Posts: 8
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    sputnik wrote:
    Have you been to Access to Work. I applied to them via Job Centre Plus a few years ago and an occupational therapist visited me at work and recommeded equipment which has been a great help and allowed me to continue working. It is my belief that your employer has to follow the recommendations they make. :roll:

    i had a letter sent to me from the specialist saying about reducing hours and i took it to work and showed it to them it just seems since i have had this illness its problems at work all the time its really getting to me now

    lynda
  • michelle22
    michelle22 Member Posts: 93
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    lyndabr wrote:
    work and arthritis

    i have RA and having problems at work with this my boss is not understanding ... i went to see the specialist i have been having problems with my hip its bursitis linked to RA and he advised me to reduce my working hours when i approached the boss he said i could do it that week but he would have to see HR i had a meeting with HR they said no i couldnt do it i would have to see their doctor and they wanted to get some answers form the specialist i said what happens if not good they said i would be a health and safety risk in the department !! they asked me to apply for another job in the same factory basically my boss wants me out of his department .. i went to the union he asked me to ask my doctor if RA comes under the DDA .. if any one has ANY advise on this would be helpful thankyou

    Ok you sound as if you would come under the DDA and the work has to make reasonable adjustments for you if they are unable to do that they have to redeploy you. It also makes a difference on the kind of work you do. But they still have to make life a little easier for you so that you can do your job even if it means reduced hours. Have you thought about job share if that is possible.
  • yayyar
    yayyar Member Posts: 21
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    RA is covered under the DDA if you need more info check out www.direct.gov website this tells you a lot about disabled and working also some benefits that you may be entitled to also check out access to work they came and saw me at work had to make some changes and they also gave my company a grant towards the equipment i needed made my job a lot easier dont get upset lift yer head up we have rights aswell

    all the best
    Andrew
  • lyndabr
    lyndabr Member Posts: 8
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    yayyar wrote:
    RA is covered under the DDA if you need more info check out www.direct.gov website this tells you a lot about disabled and working also some benefits that you may be entitled to also check out access to work they came and saw me at work had to make some changes and they also gave my company a grant towards the equipment i needed made my job a lot easier dont get upset lift yer head up we have rights aswell

    all the best
    Andrew

    hello thanks for that im getting no where at work they wont let me reduce hours im only asking for 12 hours a month and i wont be getting paid they say its a dissruption !!! and cost i just feel since ive told them about this nothing but hassle its getting to me now so any advise is welcome

    thanks

    lynda
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,395
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Lynda
    What are the union saying now??
    Toni x
  • lyndabr
    lyndabr Member Posts: 8
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    Hi Lynda
    What are the union saying now??
    Toni x
    the union not saying or doing much i phone equality human rights last week i do come under the dda i have a meeting with union rep next week .. last year i had meeting with HR and my boss and he said about reducing my hours and now i need to its a no no just cant win with them

    lynda
  • lyndabr
    lyndabr Member Posts: 8
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    Hi Lynda
    What are the union saying now??
    Toni x

    hello
    seeing union monday went to see my managers boss today and explained the situation to him its a no go cost money etc but what is really bugging me he said im a risk if its not doing me any good i said when im well i do my job as well as any one he s answer to that was "well get on with it then " !!! i was lost for words

    lynda x
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