Im currently being treated through the NHS for a meniscus repair . So far I've had 2 operations, steroid injections,gel injections and hours of physio. Luckily, I have a protected payments scheme through my employer which means, now the sick pay has ran out, I get a substance payment through the pension scheme.
Im currently looking at a termination due to sick time off. I'm caught in a catch 22, the NHS wont sign me off till the knee stops swelling, my employer wont allow me back till I'm 100%. There's no other jobs to be had which can accommodate me and I will only be able to do my old role which is 12 hour shifts, stood all shift.
Ive spoken with my Union and my rep said she deals wit this all the time, people lose their jobs through the NHS and long waiting lists.
I'm just wondering if this is factually correct ,as I have a full time position, an exemplary sick record prior to this and through no fault of my own I'm looking at being on the dole with a dodgy knee. I feel panicked as I cannot plan for my future due to everyone else making decisions for me beyond my control.
Is it just a case of 'tough' or am I being given bad information. No termination process h
as begun, but my rep has stated 'they'll be looking to get rid of you ,if they haven't written you off already, due to your sick record'
I feel completely helpless and broke