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Welfare meeting

yas Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited February 2018 in Work and employment
Ive recently had to be out of work due to a back disease and I have my second welfare meeting at work tomorow, feeling quit nervous has anyone got experience of This? 


  • Markinsutton
    Markinsutton Member Posts: 83 Pioneering
    Best advice I can give you is not to quit, it's classed as making yourself unemployed and has a huge impact on the support you could receive afterwards. I have been in the same situation a few times and normally when it has happened the employer has let me go on medical grounds and you normally I have got  a sum of money. For me it was hard as I don't like to admit that I can't do something. Be honest with the people in the meeting, they may surprise you and give you additional support to say in employment 
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,682 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2018
    Hi @Yas

    There is some information here about reasonable adjustments in work that may help?

    Hopefully, your work are going to use this time to support you as best as they can. let us know how you get on.
    Senior online community officer
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,776 Disability Gamechanger

    Disease or chronic/acute illness?

    This matters in terms of establishing whether you're a disabled person under the Equality Act 2010. If you can show you are and that your absence is disability related your employer may have to rethink their approach, particularly if you can think of any 'reasonable adjustments' which might enable you to stay in work.

  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,799 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @yas, how did your meeting go? I hope you found the above advice helpful!
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,682 Disability Gamechanger
    How did you get on @yas ?
    Senior online community officer


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