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I've been signed off work for 2 months I had a massive flare up, undiagnosed not knowing what was wrong, then put on amitriptyline which did not agree with me one bit. Made me crazy and emphasised all my symptoms and aches for weeks. Anyway, I've been on new meds so been trying to adjust along with meetings about being off and being called by my manager literally every week I've been stressing out, which doesn't help. Along with my desk at work causing pain I've tried to return to work a couple of times. Due to the pain my desk leaves me in it brought on another flare up of only one day sitting at I had to go off on the sick again. Asking them if every time I try and meet the business needs and try and come to work, if I can't manage at my old desk does this count as another instance of absence against me?! Apparently so...
Work got me an OH desk assessment and they took one look at me and said I was at the wrong sized desk. I needed an electronic raised desk so I can move about rather than sitting in the same position. This was the conclusion of the assessment on Monday just past. I received my letter of dismissal on Wednesday. The business hadn't put in any of the adjustments for me to return to work before sacking me. I do have previous absence and I feel like they've just got me out the door based on my previous absence and due to the length of time I've been off and haven't given me the adjustments for my disability to return to work.
They said I've got 5 weeks notice and they'll compensate me 25%. I've been there 18 months be lucky if I get £700! I have been diagnosed with fibro since 26th September. I have tried to get back into work as I need my job. At reduced hours I thought I could actually make it work and was counting on the desk to be changed.
Basically, I'm stressing out it's 27 days til Xmas. I'm going to appeal but I don't know where I stand with it all?! I know nothing about it having to get your head around everything I'll be honest it's knocked me for six. Best of it is I work for the government! So sack me and I'll have to claim more benefits. Makes sense!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated... Thanksfir reading. .x.
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