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Reasonable adjustments at work?

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subo23
subo23 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
edited February 2018 in Work and employment
I work for the ambulance service in an Administration role and Now my disability has become an issue I have faced some real barriers , on returning back from an operation I had to use my annual leave hours so I could shorten my shifts when I returned , this was recommended by Occupational health and my GP that I had  a phased return , it meant I didn’t actually get a holiday that year as I had no hours left! 
I am now having a discussion about reasonable adjustments, because they insisted I stayed at home while I waited for a hospital appointment to come through, and it’s because they don’t understand my disability, so I feel I am being discriminated against? Am I being over sensitive? 

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  • CaderMac
    CaderMac Community member Posts: 105 Pioneering
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    Hello @subo23, sorry to hear that your employers aren't being very understanding. This must be so frustrating for you! 

    I wonder if @rian_scope, an employment advisor at Scope is able to offer you some advice? 

    In the meantime, here is a link to Scope's advise on reasonable adjustments in the workplace which I hope you might find helpful. 

    Cader x 
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @subo23, and welcome to the community!

    You've had some great guidance from @CaderMac already and hopefully an employment advisor will be in touch soon, but do let us know if there's anything else we can assist you with.
  • Rian_Alumni
    Rian_Alumni Community member Posts: 35 Connected
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    @subo23

    I am rian from Support to Work i have read what you have said and I am a little confused in regards did occupational health tell you to use your annual leave for reducing your hours; or was this a suggestion from your employer to be able to reduce your hours?
    Rian
    Scope Employment Advisor
    Phone: 0300 222 5742
    Email: supporttowork@scope.org.uk
    www.scope.org.uk/supporttowork
  • subo23
    subo23 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    It was a recommendation that I had a phased return to work as I still had a boot on my operated foot . My employees said in order for me to do this I would have to use my annual leave . I work twelve hour shifts normally , and my first week I came back on six hours then eight ... so it was leave I had to take to make up the hours . 
  • Rian_Alumni
    Rian_Alumni Community member Posts: 35 Connected
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    @subo23
    I would advise you to contact the citizen advice in your local area, or you could call our Helpline service who may be able to give you further advice on how to approach this subject. Helpline number is 0808 800 3333
    Rian
    Scope Employment Advisor
    Phone: 0300 222 5742
    Email: supporttowork@scope.org.uk
    www.scope.org.uk/supporttowork
  • subo23
    subo23 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thank you , you would think an organisation like the Ambulance service would look after there staff ! I really do need to get some advice there are several aspects that I think I am being unfairly treated , I appreciate your response, I was thinking I was being over sensitive. 
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