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  1. Evening all, I've spent the evening reading the top hits on Google regarding an employer's "requirements" to make reasonable adjustments in regards to parking. So, to the point, I've been to an occupational health assessment and they've deemed my various injuries and defects to be of significant detriment to my lifestyle with no possibility of them getting better, therefore, they've suggested my employer make a parking spot available for me. There's about 10 parking spots in front of the building. They're taken up by upper-level seniority with about three of the spaces regularly empty as those they are allocated to often work at different sites. My OH referral was completed a fair few weeks ago at which point I started using one of the spaces whilst the HR team decided what to do with me. I found out today that: Senior management don't want me to use a spot at the front of the building HR are giving me a parking spot at the rear of the building, down a very, very steep hill. What I'd like to know is how can I neutrally approach this issue. How do I calmly and succinctly write to the HR department and ask them what brought them to the conclusion that, after being told I have some significant disabilities, they should allocate me a parking space at the foot of a steep hill? Whilst they have made an adjustment, I don't believe it to be reasonable. In fact, it goes against the point of not disadvantaging someone with a disability. It's a bit like a middle finger right to the , if I'm honest. Thanks in advance.
  2. I was called today by my manager and told not to return to work pending a meeting with occupational health that he has just requested. Nothing received in writing. I have been in the role for 8 months. During my employment, there has been a series of health incidents and I have had way more time off and medical appointments than ever before in a role (or my life!). Essentially: 1) 1/2 day hospital appointment 2) two days off for a diagnostic operation under general anaesthetic 3) two weeks after this - diagnosed with DVT, one day off, week or so of daily hospital appointments that involved my getting in late, but time made up, and some working from home during this period. Treatment for DVT is now complete - confirmed at the weekend. 4) Last week - five days off - migraine. I have had no previous history of this aside from one migraine about 17 years ago. Saw my GP twice during the week, and he has referred me for a brain scan, I think as a precaution because of DVT and susceptibility to head injuries on Warfarin. Provided a fit note from GP, although didn't strictly need one until Monday, Migraine resolved itself Friday/Saturday. 5) Sunday - Admitted to hospital for heavy bleeding, related to the warfarin, which has now been stopped, discharged Monday (yesterday), felt OK to go in for a half day Tuesday & full time from Wednesday. My contract is v. brief, and handbook of policies about 4 sides of A4. Suspension not covered, sick pay entitlement 1 month in first year. My initial reaction is to request confirmation that i have been suspended in writing does anyone have any other advice?
  3. 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) sniping 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 grievance Can anyone help keep me right please?!!?
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