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by magenta may
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Employment and Workplace Issues
Topic: Any advice very gratefully received...
Replies: 15
Views: 28485

Re: Any advice very gratefully received...

I had emailed the Equality Advisory Support Service already - I found them while researching for the meeting. Their reply runs very much along the lines of what you've already said Primus, that ulcerative colitis is likely to put me under the heading of disability and that employers need to make rea...
by magenta may
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Employment and Workplace Issues
Topic: Any advice very gratefully received...
Replies: 15
Views: 28485

Re: Any advice very gratefully received...

Hi guys, Karen, if I'm absolutely honest, I can't see how the 'supporting absence' procedure is at all supportive! The booklet I have just explains what happens at each trigger point, and gives a suggested format for the required meetings. I have been to Occ. Health loads of times, initially they we...
by magenta may
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Employment and Workplace Issues
Topic: Any advice very gratefully received...
Replies: 15
Views: 28485

Re: Any advice very gratefully received...

Hi Primus, sorry for the delay in getting back to you - the meeting was delayed...and not very helpful... My room has been moved back downstairs, which is something at least. I'm not CLOSE to a loo,, but I am CLOSER! :party: Other than that, the answers were deliberately (I think) vague. I printed a...
by magenta may
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Employment and Workplace Issues
Topic: Any advice very gratefully received...
Replies: 15
Views: 28485

Re: Any advice very gratefully received...

Hi Primus, thanks for the example - I'm feeling more confident now (I think - not looking forward to the meeting on Thursday though :cry: ). Can I be really cheeky and ask you to clarify something for me - WHY exactly is it reasonable for them to treat my disability related absences separately? I'm ...
by magenta may
Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Employment and Workplace Issues
Topic: Any advice very gratefully received...
Replies: 15
Views: 28485

Re: Any advice very gratefully received...

Hi Primus - thanks SO MUCH for your helpful reply (and so early in the morning! :D ) - essentially the answer to all your questions is... NO! I have a meeting next Thursday morning with my union rep in attendance. I'm going to print off your reply and take it with me. My rep is willing, but a little...
by magenta may
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Employment and Workplace Issues
Topic: Any advice very gratefully received...
Replies: 15
Views: 28485

Any advice very gratefully received...

Hi everyone, I'm having real problems at work, I'd be so grateful for your advice. I'm a secondary teacher (part time) and have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis for over three years now. I've tried a range of treatments but nothing really seems to work to keep me in remission. I'm currently ta...