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Working with a broken thumb

johnsmiffjohnsmiff Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited April 2019 in Universal Credit
im on universal credit and broke my thumb got signed off till 2nd june but was told by work coach to find a job and apply for 2 one in retail and one in admin, bearing in mind that i am a door supervisor i  had to assist a drunk person off the floor and re cracked the break in my thumb due to working is there a law against them getting me to work with a broken thumb

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  • johnsmiffjohnsmiff Member Posts: 2 Listener
    im on universal credit and broke my thumb got signed off till 2nd june but was told by work coach to find a job and apply for 2 one in retail and one in admin or they will sanction my benefits, bearing in mind that i am a door supervisor i  had to assist a drunk person off the floor and re cracked the break in my thumb due to working is there a law against them getting me to work with a broken thumb
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Unfortunately no, there's no law against this. A sick/fit note for UC doesn't automatically entitle you to limited capability for work. You'll still have to meet your claimant commitment requirements and if you don't then it's very likely you'll be sanctioned.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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