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I am a nurse with osteoporosis and a high risk of fragile fractures

gillogillo Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2020 in Employment and careers
Question:I am a nurse with osteoporosis and a high risk of fragile fractures. This stops me doing certain duties that occupational health are aware of and try to accommodate this on a daily basis as I can do many other duties that do not put me at risk. I have one manager that will not allow me to do extra shifts when staff is low even though there are plenty of jobs that I can do. Is this classed as discrimination as I am not being able to earn extra pay in these financially hard times. Any advise would be welcome



  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    It's not really straight forward do other managers let you do this , what reason does this manager give , is there any mention from OH about this,  would you be at any risk if there are reduced staff levels . You are able to undertake your contractual obligations so may not be discrimination 

    May also be that extra shifts require someone to be able to do full range of duties 

    May be worth putting a complaint in writing so you get official explanation 

    Hope some of this helps 
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,128 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @gillo - & welcome to the community. Firstly I would just mention your concerns to the manager in question. As mentioned, perhaps she feels she's looking after your welfare when there are fewer staff. Explain you can do other tasks instead on such shifts, & see if this manager would feel if that would work.
    Hope you get some answers, & please let us know how you get on. :)
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @gillo. :)

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