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I have just given a resignation letter at work and don't know where to start

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Anninja
Anninja Community member Posts: 9 Listener
edited March 2022 in Work and employment
Hi! I have just given a resignation letter at work. I have an Auditory Processing disorder and also my memory has been bad recently. I feel lost and don't know where to start.

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2022
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    Hello @Anninja and welcome to the community, thanks for reaching out and explaining what's happened for us. As Teddybear says, this is a big step, so well done for wanting to find support. 

    I'm sorry to hear that your memory has been bad lately, is this something you've spoken about with your GP?

    Are you wanting to stay in work, or are you still considering different options? It's okay not to know at this stage, and there's no rush to decide. 

    Scope does have some guidance on stopping work and ill health retirement which you might want to look at whenever you feel ready. It covers concerns about not having enough money, and looking after your wellbeing too.

    To help everyone share their thoughts, I've edited the title of your post and moved it over into our Work and Employment category.

    If there's anything else I can help with please do say, and make sure you look after yourself today.

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    It's not always the best to just resign there are often other options like reasonable adjustments,  medical dismissal , ill health retirement 

    Have you been referred to oh for a work place assessment 

    You should also be entitled to 28 weeks ssp from your employer if you meet the earning threshold 

    If you have already resigned I suggest you use a benefits calculator to see what benefits you can get or contact cab or welfare rights for advice 
  • Anninja
    Anninja Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Thank you everyone for coming back to me so quick. I was called into the boss office and blamed about something. That was not the first time and unfortunately my employer has no sympathy to deal with this.  After a total meltdown at home I didn't want to stay any longer then my notice period. I am still waiting to be seen by Neurologist in May & an MRI. I was looking into PIP but scared of they face-to-face assessment and I was looking to work part time somewhere? 

  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Ah thanks for explaining @Anninja and apologies for assuming you wanted to stop work. 

    How are you feeling about seeing the neurologist, and your MRI?

    Scope has a few employment support services it offers, it might be worth looking into Support to Work if you are eligible, and it's not a face-to-face service.

    If you require a reasonable adjustment to your PIP assessment you may be able to request a telephone assessment, or you can have someone with you if you would find that helpful as well. Scope has information on preparing for your PIP assessment but before you get to that stage you need to submit an application first. 

    Citizens Advice explains the whole process step by step, which I hope is useful :)

    Let me know if anything's unclear and I'll see if I can help.
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  • Anninja
    Anninja Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    I can't wait to see the doc but it just takes tooo long.  I struggle on the phone the most so face to face is the best for me but when I'm anxious I can't think clear enough so may fail the assessment only because of that lol.  
  • Alexander13
    Alexander13 Community member Posts: 55 Connected
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    You may wish to contact ACAS. They are independent mediators before any employment tribunal claims can be made. If you have a disability and your work is not taking it seriously or making reasonable adjustments the this could fall under constructive dismissal. Which means you were left with little option but to resign. 

    It’s worth seeking advice from unions, citizens advice or ACAS. 

    Take care and good luck 
  • Anninja
    Anninja Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Unfortunately there are no adjustments for my mental problems. I'm struggling with remembering info and understanding it.  
  • Alexander13
    Alexander13 Community member Posts: 55 Connected
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    anninja you really should seek advice from specialists. If you have a disability and they cannot offer adjustments they could medically dismiss you but IF you have a disability you are covered under a protected category and have the right not to be treated as it seems you have been. Take care. 
  • Anninja
    Anninja Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    I have already given my resignation letter, I understand it's too late now?
  • Alexander13
    Alexander13 Community member Posts: 55 Connected
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    I have attached the ACAS link. They would be your first point of contact 

    https://www.acas.org.uk/dismissals/constructive-dismissal
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