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Hi, my name is applecrumble! Can I ask my employer to finish me on ill health grounds?
I have been off work for the last 7 months due to ill health with a long term condition that I will not recover from. My ssp has ended and i am on half occupational sick pay due to end in a couple of months. However I can’t see me being able to go back to work and I don’t want my employer waiting any longer to see if I’m going back. I don’t have a works pension .
I now want my employer to finish me on ill health grounds as I can no longer deal with the stress of being off on long term sick knowing I will never be able to return anyway. Can I ask my employer to finish me on ill health grounds - rather than just waiting for them to finish me. By this I mean I would ask them to say that they are finishing me rather than me asking to finish. I don’t want to just be sitting at home waiting until they tell they have to let me go on health grounds. I am worried that if I just say i am not returning on health grounds I won’t be entitled to any benfits I might need in the future.