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  1. Hi, I've been working on a project team for the past 8 months. It has been acknowledged by those in charge that I have contributed a significant amount to the project, including doing work in my own time without request from the management. Those on the team who know the situation are extremely shocked and annoyed that I will not be making the move. Others believe it is completely unfair given my contribution and subject knowledge. This project is now moving to another floor in the building. Due to disability I cannot evacuate from higher than the 3rd floor, they are moving to th
  2. I've suffered from a chronic pain condition now for some time which has in the past caused issues with sickness absence. I have sevberal reasonable adjustments in place and I had been managing the condition quite well for the past 6 months or so. This past few weeks I've been struggling with the pain, but my quality and quantity of work has remained as high as ever. In fact in order to keep myself distracted from the pain I have been doing extra work on top. However, this past few days my direct manager has been trying to convince me to go home. I know she means well really
  3. Hi, I have to be careful as I believe that I am being monitored on external websites by my employer. I am disabled. I take various medications including high strength opioids, some of which are transdermal ( a patch or plaster which lasts for 3 days at a time) and also some which I take throughout the day. I have seen the Occupational Health several times through work and each time they have agreed that my condition is likely to be covered under the Disability Discrimination Act/Equality Act. The most recent assessment was in August 2014, and each assessment states that whilst
  4. How do you work that one out. It‘s a problem because a) I take medications, for my disability, at work which takes time to measure out and take, and b) it takes me longer to get to and from the kitchen/drinks machine due to the mobility problems I have. Therefore the 5 minutes logging on time isn‘t long enough and IMO the adjustment is to extend it by 5 minutes. It wouldn‘t matter if I got to work 1 hr early, the 5 minutes logging on time still wouldn‘t be long enough. It‘s the logging on time that is the issue.
  5. but then I‘m losing out on the 10 minutes flexi. How is that fair? it may onl be 5 or 10 minutes, but 5 or 10 minutes a day for 4 days a week, 52 weeks a year is a lot of time. then there are the days I get to work at at 9:45 or even later, in these cases I would be losing a further 5 minutes. The employer is already doing everyone out of 5/10 minutes every day by not counting the time that it takes to turn on the PC and for it to load up as ‘working time‘ for the purposes of the time sheet. I don‘t know about anyone else but I consider that as I need a PC to perform the duties
  6. It‘s not that sort of deal. It‘s not like there‘s a hooter that goes off at 9am and that when you start and finish at the hooter at 5. Generally it‘s not possible to get in any earlier as I get my kids ready for school in the morning whilst my wife works then I go raight to work after they have gone. Whatever time I get in is the time I log onto the system. So like today, my shift is scheduled to start at 9:45, I arrived at 9:30 as traffic was good. I turned on the PC at 9:30 and waited for it to load up and logged into the system at 9:35, so I put 9:35 into the time sheet
  7. Recently I have been awarded access to work and now get a taxi to and from work. my employer has taken the stance that this change now means that as I don't drive to work any longer that I am somehow pain free in the morning and so don't need to take my meds when I get to work and should instead take them at home.My argument is that a routine has been established and that changes to that could be detrimental to the management of the condition.It is my belief that it is reasonable for adjustments to be made to a) allow longer than 5 minutes for logging on in the morning due to the need to get a
  8. Hi.I have various reasonable adjustments at work, but I'm struggling with my employer over an issue that affects the very start and end of the working day.We have to fill in a time sheet sort of thing which shows what time we arrive, what time we have dinner and what time we leave. You are not deemed to thave started work until you have logged into the computer and logged onto the system. This can take 5/10/15 minutes depending on any system updates that have taken place, or whether your PC decides not to play ball.After that you have a maximum of 5 minutes 'logging on time' before you have to
  9. I just thought I would update. We've so far had no response from the department at the council who deals with this following our email last week so I've sent a further one direct to the leader of the council. I've also sent a copy of the original email to the department which deals with blue badges. We were advised to do this by a guy who used to be a local councillor. Hopefully they will come back with something. Hopefully we'll now get some form f response even if it is a 'Tough Luck' message at least then we'll know where we stand and I can help my family member to fill in a
  10. Just the one badge. I think you are right. I just hope it's not another 2 year wait like it was last time. With my luck they'll put in an objection to the new application just to annoy me.
  11. Unfortunately not, it's a 130yr old Terraced house with a small front yard and there is no access to the rear for vehicles (not wide enough)
  12. As it stands I'm not suggesting that we should have priority. I'm miffed at the fact that we did all the donkey work to get the bay and our family member is now completely unable to use it as it's being (deliberately IMO) blocked. But he was happy with the previous first come first served arrangement. When he was unable to drive for 2 weeks last year we told the woman that he was going to have the car moved to the car park at the back of the houses opposite our house so that he wasn't blocking the bay. He wasn't using the car so had no need for it to be close to home and he's the only dri
  13. You can only park on the lines for a max of 3 hours which is no good as the car is generally stood for longer than 3 hours.
  14. They definately don't have a badge for the other one. I'm going to send a letter to the Blue Badge team at the council and let them decide if what they are doing is against the Blue Badge rules.
  15. The official would have a problem trying to ticket your car as it was displaying a valid p&d ticket. They have to take pictures of your car to prove it was in contravention of the rules, and (in our area) they take a picture of the PCN on the windscreen. I once got a ticket in a council car park for parking in a disabled bay without displaying a blue badge. At the time I has a seperate permit which allowed me to park in my daughters school's teachers car park as the parents/visitors car park is at the bottom of a steep hill. The Blue Badge was on the drivers side of the dash and
  16. Their car is insured and taxed. I've emailed the department at the council who deals with these issues. Couldn't phone them as there is no number for the public to call. I've explained that they are blocking the bay and asked for their advice, or if there is nothing I can do about it asked them to send me a new application form so I can complete it for the person in question. I also asked if they would consider a sole user bay rather than just a standard disabled bay.
  17. Hi, I've posted this on another forum but I wanted to see if anyone here had an opinion. I want to ask this question on behalf of a family member. They have severe mobility issues and can barely walk due to several issues with back (pused vertibae, bulging disks and spinal tumors pushing on central nerves) and and legs. In February 2013 they applied for a Disabled Parking bay to be laid on the road outside their home. The house has no parking facilities it is an old terraced house with a small courtyard to the rear and a small yard at the front. There are yellow lines dire
  18. Hi, For the first time in a number of years this statement actually came from Amex and not ne of the many DCA's that they have been using. Do you think this means the DCA's have told them it is unenforceable and now Amex are simply fishing?
  19. So long as it is statute barred it's OK with me. The last time I checked my credit file (Nov last year) it wasn't on there anyway. I'll leave it for now I think and if my parents get any more of their post I may just fling off the statute barred letter. Thanks
  20. This is the wording on the 2 DN's This one dated 12 October 2008 This one dated 31 October 2008
  21. Hello..... Unfortunately I'm still having trouble with this account. Everything is summarised in post #116 onwards. Earlier this week my parents again received post regarding this account at their address. I have not lived at my parents address since 2002. Amex and all their DCA's know my address as I wrote to them using my current address when dealing with the whole CCA request issues and they responded to my letters at my home address. So, my parents received a letter last week which turns out to be a statement demanding the full balance. The last paymen
  22. Hi, I've been on hol for a week or so, this is my first opportunity to respond. According to my employer I have no rights to enquire directly with the Fire Brigade. They say the evacuation proceedures have been drawn up in co-operation with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue I would obviously submit a formal grievance and exhaust that process before heading to Tribunal. That process could be happening today. re your quote; 'that your employer will have a view (and maybe advise relevant people off the record) that you are using this to avoid the job and location th
  23. Thanks,I already have a copy of my Evac plan and I downloaded the PDF you attached back in February when I was first moved.I don't think there is anymore scope to fight to get back into the contact centre.I've suggested improvements to the evac procedures, I've asked for meetings with the relevant people, I've made suggestions as to how to better evacuate someone when using an evac chair, I've pestered my manager about it for the best part of 3 months. The employer simply isn't interested in making these kind of changes.I'm begining to think it may be time to issue an ultimatum. Implement the
  24. Hi, sorry for not responding earlier.The Union don't seem bothered with my case, they're too busy off fighting causes they can't win. (pensins/pay/jobs in the public sector). There are also issues regarding the lack of available reps in our department. The 2 who are usually available are also tied up with their Union work as Delegates/Office Chair and Office Secretary, hence they are out of office quite a bit, plus it's end of year review period and there are many appeals against wrongfully issued end of year markings (These affect payrises/promotion/managing performance issues etc)The last I
  25. Sorry for re-opening a very old thread but I have received today a phone call to my employer asking for me by Charter Mercantile Agency regarding this AMEX debt. Unfortunately I have not been keeping up to date with the current state of play regarding these situations and I would be glad of any help. This DCA has been writing to my old address (parents) where I left in 2002. Amex have the dtails of my current address, as do all the previous DCA's so there is no reason at all to be writing to my parents address. My parents have copied these letters and sent
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