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Advise on approaching manager about appointments

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rosheen
rosheen Community member Posts: 6 Listener

hi 

I’m about to start my new job on Monday and want to bring up any reasonable adjustments, they are aware I have epilepsy. I don’t know how to bring this up in relation to time of for appointments most are on the phone but every year I have an MRI, also if I have a seizure will it be put down as sickness or separated ? 
how can I bring this up? I am meeting my manager , she seems nice but how can I open the conversation? Any help would b great. Thank you

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  • Cantilip
    Cantilip Community member Posts: 237 Pioneering
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    My own feeling is it depends on what's normal for the workplace and whether HR has a protocol, guidelines. Plenty of able-bodied people have medical appointments, dental appointments and so on. It may be completely normal to say something like, "I've got a scan on the 28th, so I shan't be in." I think the phone appointments could be a problem if you're in an open-plan office - you'd need to explain you'd want (I assume) to be somewhere private, maybe have to book a meeting-room. So I think you might start with asking something like what's the procedure for when people have hospital appointments?

  • rosheen
    rosheen Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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