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Hey guys need a point in the right direction with a situation as regards to returns to work after a period of illness. Basic summary can elaborate further if required. OH is FTE with a 37hrs per week contract, been there approx. 4 years. Due to ongoing medical issues was recently (and generously I think) given a 4 week period of best described as rest leave which was fully paid and without the need for medical certification as was at the suggestion of the employer. Idea was then to return to work next week however following a review meeting yesterday they have s
i have been off work with stress for two months and now the doctor has given me a fit note to return but on reduced hours for up to eight weeks, my company have sent me to an Occupational Health nurse who also reported that a phased return would be of benefit. However the HR dept will only support reduced hours if i take the rest as annual leave or if i don't have enough left can take absence with no pay! Has anyone got any advice if i can challenge this or have had similar experience.
I have been unable to work since November last year and went on sick leave from my company, I am improving at a good rate now and my doctor has stated that I can do a phased return to work if I feel ready. I have discussed this with my manager and have agreed to do 2-8 hours a week for the first 6 week and then 16 hours thereafter... I started claming esa in April and now have my new sick/fit note to say i can do a phased return will i still get esa while I am doing this as 2-8 hours paid is not enough to survive on? Also will I be entitled to the return to work credit if I am going