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  1. Awaiting a meeting with management and will go from there. No idea how long I'll have this problem. Only time will tell.
  2. Thanks for the replies so far. I've no side affects on my new medication so doctor is not concerned. I'm in a union so will be taking advice and also taking my rep in with me. My employer has received a fit note outlining my condition.
  3. I've been having bladder problems for the past 4 months and have been prescribed medication to try to control this. Tried Tamsulosin to reduce prostate size and was then prescribed Oxybutinin but these made me very drowsy. I'm a hgv driver so because of these side affects had to take time off work, 11 days in total. This medication was really causing me problems so I'm now on Solifenicin which seems to be working ok. My company sickness policy states that if I'm off work for more than 6 days it triggers a disciplinary which is scheduled on Thursday. The question I'm hoping you can answer is does my condition i.e. Continence, come under the equal opportunities discrimination act and if so can I challenge the disciplinary hearing? Thanks in advance of any replies.
  4. I got a final written warning. Thought I would lose my job. The post were reported as racist but after investigation this was not the case and was never intended to be. Still found to offend one of my work colleagues hence the warning. I've took it on the chin and learnt from it.
  5. Thanks for the replies. All done and dusted. Time to move on.
  6. I shared two Facebook posts on my timeline and these caused offence to one of my Facebook friends at work. He reported me and now I face a disciplinary. When I was informed of this I immediately removed the posts and offered to apologise to aggrieved person which he was willing to accept management refused this although in past disputes between work colleagues management have actively sort this form of action. I've never had a good relationship with my manager over the five and a half years I've worked there, even though my work record is excellent and feel some sort of victimisation. We have no union so am in this alone and wondering on a course of defence. Can anyone advise me please?
  7. Thanks. I'm more annoyed than worried. My first absence was for 9 days due to my elderly mum being very ill and no one to look after her only me. When I rang work they said " don't worry about work. Your mum comes first. If you need anything just ask". I went back even though my sick note was for a month. Second absence was a 24 hour sickness and diarrhoea episode. When I rang work to go back in I was told I have to be clear for 48 hrs because I work in the food industry so I was off for 3 days. Final sickness I was off for 8 days with a recent flu virus. I spoke to my doctor and her advice was to stay at home and avoid contact with people. 18 people were off at the same time with the same illness. I went back to work not being 100% fit because I don't like taking time off. We have people at work at the minute who are genuinely ill with this flu bug but are frightened of being off in case they are disciplined. This then spreads the bug around. Only time will tell.
  8. Thanks for the prompt reply. Unfortunately we don't have a union. My sickness is not down to work and I was off with 3 different ailments. I'll see what happens later this week.
  9. I work for a large national company and am facing a disciplinary due to absence. The company policy is if you are off 3 times or more or off for 3% or more of your total work days in a 12 month rolling period it triggers a disciplinary. I have been off on three separate occasions and a total of 20 days which equates to 9.85% of my total days. On each occasion I have gone through the correct reporting procedure and obtained the relevant doctors certificates where necessary. I have been informed this morning that I will be invited to attend a disciplinary hearing and it could result in a formal warning. I've no idea if this is allowed so I'm hoping someone more knowledgeable than me can give me advice. Thanks in advance for any replies.
  10. Great news thanks to you. Appeal allowed on the grounds of GPEOL. VCS claimed it costs them £166 to issue a parking charge. POPLA were having non of it. Thanks to everyone for your advice.
  11. POPLA sent of on the grounds of GPEOL. I'll keep you informed of any development. Thanks for now.
  12. Sorry to appear thick but what's GPEOL ? Do I state that the car had broken down in the reasons for appealing ? Thanks once again.
  13. Thanks for the replies so far. I appealed to VCS Ltd stating I am the owner of the vehicle but wasn't driving at the time and explained that the car had broken down. Has expected they have rejected this appeal and state "a helpline telephone number is situated at the bottom of some of our signs. By making a telephone call on the number provided you can inform us of any problems while within the site,and most probably prevent a Parking Charge Notice being issued to yourself." The driver never saw any signs,and if they had it would have taken longer to make the call than move the car !!! I've been issued a POPLA verification code and now wonder what my next course of action should be please ? Do I just fill in the online POPLA form ? Which box should I tick ? I was not improperly parked. The parking charge (ticket) exceeded the appropriate amount. The vehicle was stolen. I am not liable for the parking charge. Thanks once again in advance.
  14. We were near Robin Hood Airport when our car started misfiring. Turned off the main road onto the airport approach roads,to avoid the traffic, and pulled up on double yellow lines. Normal practice to clear the misfire was to turn off the engine, leave for a few seconds and then start up normally without problems. While parked on double yellows a white van pulled up behind us. Six days later I received a Parking Charge Notice from VCS Ltd. This was the first we knew about it. It shows pictures of the car and registration number with a time lapse of 13 seconds. I'm the registered keeper but wasn't driving at the time. I've read through the forum and the general advice I've seen is just to ignore all letters from this company. Is this the best course of action or should I write and tell them the car had broken down ? Thanks in advance.
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