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Hi, my name is richard

rich04 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited August 2023 in Work and employment
i’m currently on long term sick due too spinal stenosis my employer is now asking if i am intending too resign as i have been put in support group 


  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,158 Scope online community team
    Hi @rich04, welcome to the Scope Community. You aren't the only person with spinal stenosis the past few days, you aren't alone in this journey. I hope we can help you get the answers you're looking for!

    When you mention support group is that referring to the ESA group you are in?
    They/Them, however they are no wrong pronouns with me so whatever you feel most comfortable with
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,147 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @rich04 - & welcome to the community. The fact that you're receiving a benefit should not have any bearing on your employment. You should not just resign, rather discuss your options with your employer. Perhaps they can put 'reasonable adjustments' in place, even a different role. It may also be a good idea to contact ACAS:for advice:

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