Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


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    Unhappy Can I be sacked while being off work with work related stress??

    Where do I start? .... I've been off for 2months for work related stress, my GP has put bullying as well as w.r.s on my fitnote. In the last 3 years I have faced my work colleagues (very underhand) snipingicon and generally putting me down and intimidating me - no physical violence or shouting - she's far too clever for that. I've been to my line manager several times - but he is friends with my work colleague and, hence, nothing's been done I very much get the feeling they think I'm paranoid Anyway, since being singed off I have had several phonecalls and 1 Occ Health appt and another to come. My manager (not the one referred to above) wants to meet with me but I just do not feel up to it at the moment, the thought of it makes me physically shake. However, I get the feeling that they are trying (by way of OH) to prove that I am unfit to work and ultimatetly sack me . I feel very alone, Union not much help, and I don't know what to do to protect myself - I've only just been told (by ACAS) that I prob should have taken out a grievanceicon Can anyone help keep me right please?!!?


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    Default Re: Can I be sacked while being off work with work related stress??

    Hi, and welcome to the CAGicon...

    Do you have copies of your GPs notes, on which he states 'bullying' as well as WRS?

    a) Did you take any formal steps following those spells of bullying? Is there anything in writing, or did you attend any meeting with your line management to correct the problems you were experiencing?

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    Default Re: Can I be sacked while being off work with work related stress??

    Hi and thanks for reply. No - I didn't think to keep a copy of the GP's notes - will that be a problem?? A few years ago things came to a head - after I had attended meetings with HR & my line manager to advise them of things that were being said/done to upset me, and I felt they were doing nothing about it. I phond my LM to say I was having to leave the office as I was sitting in tears and very upset. I went off sickicon for a v short period (2wks) and, during this time got a letter to say that I was to attend a disciplinary hearingbecause I had left work. I attended this, althouugh I was terrified and handed them a document containing my past work history/issues, etc. be placed in my HR file. After hearing nothing further for 2 wks, I spoke to union rep to ask what was happening - she came back to me to say that If I agreed this document 'disappeared' the whole disciplinary would be forgotten about! I asked for this request to be put in writing, but was refused. Even now, I have no idea what happened to this document (I have a copy) but I was not - to my knowledge "formally" disciplined. The situation has been allowed to manifest over the preceeding years to get me to the stage I am now, with my concerns continually being ignored.


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    Hi,

    Have a go at the following website:

    http://www.workplacebullying.co.uk/

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    Default Re: Can I be sacked while being off work with work related stress??

    Quote Originally Posted by millymac View Post
    Hi and thanks for reply. No - I didn't think to keep a copy of the GP's notes - will that be a problem?? A few years ago things came to a head - after I had attended meetings with HR & my line manager to advise them of things that were being said/done to upset me, and I felt they were doing nothing about it. I phond my LM to say I was having to leave the office as I was sitting in tears and very upset. I went off sickicon for a v short period (2wks) and, during this time got a letter to say that I was to attend a disciplinary hearingbecause I had left work. I attended this, althouugh I was terrified and handed them a document containing my past work history/issues, etc. be placed in my HR file. After hearing nothing further for 2 wks, I spoke to union rep to ask what was happening - she came back to me to say that If I agreed this document 'disappeared' the whole disciplinary would be forgotten about! I asked for this request to be put in writing, but was refused. Even now, I have no idea what happened to this document (I have a copy) but I was not - to my knowledge "formally" disciplined. The situation has been allowed to manifest over the preceeding years to get me to the stage I am now, with my concerns continually being ignored.
    You can get copies of your medical records which should have records of the fit notes or you can request duplicate fit note but you would have to pay for both of these



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