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Not ill, - just waiting for reasonable adjustments
Consider a newly disabled employee who is in full-time paid employment. Staff.
This person has asked his employer for reasonable adjustments, however his employer is taking too much time to implement them or refusing. He is not really sure which one. Now he is off work waiting for adjustments. He is not ill.
The employee needs to be paid as he has a mortgage and bills. However since he is not ill he cannot fill out a sickness self certificate.
Now he has been off work for more than 7 days. His employers request a fitness for work certificate from his doctor. However since he is not ill and capable of working with adjustments, what should the Doctor's certificate say? Should he even ask for one?
He decides to raise grievances. However reasonable adjustments continue not to be implemented.
The employee is in difficult situation. What should he do? Should he ask for a doctors note stating "could work with reasonable adjustments"? What if the doctor refuses to do this? He is not an occupational health doctor after all.
The employer decides to send the employee to see an occupational health doctor. Meanwhile since the employee is not ill, what does he do? How does he continue to be paid if he is not actually ill?
Has anybody had experience of this?
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