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Can people with dyslexia receive employment advice and help from the job centre

happyfella Community member Posts: 504 Pioneering
edited June 2022 in Work and employment
Ok, so I have mentioned this before about my daughters situation. My daughter has to go for a meeting this weekend with her employer who is a national supermarket chain. This is a discaplinary about having COVID.

She had Covid about two months ago. She phoned up work to let them know and said she would still be coming to work. Her manager said ok that is fine. Then an hour later he phoned her and said HR said she is not allowed to come into work for eight days until she is clear.

During the eight days of isolation she was told that she would face a disciplinary for catching covid and taking time off work which she was stunned about as she was more than happy to go into work.

They have also said they are not happy with her attendance record which is a joke. Six months ago about two hours before she was due to finish her manager said she did not look right and said he was sending her home. she refused and said she was fine but he would not listen and sent her home. They are now saying because of that and of covid that she has a bad abcence record.

Her manager had time off work for covid and has had loads of time of work and so have the other managers. But, normal staff are getting sacked if they caught covid or receive a final written warning.

Now my question is, as i have had enough of this company and will be making it public if they sack my daughter, is can my daughter receive employment advice and help from the local job centre as she has dyslexia.

I am fed up of the extra work they put on her and then treat her like rubbish, so i want and she wants to find a better job.


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    .yes she should be able to get help from job centre and they often gave specialist work coaches for people with dyslexia 

    O another note do you know that the managers who have absence issues have also not been subjected to the same attendance meetings I would expect they have been treated the same 

    I understand your concerns for your daughter but how does she feel about her job after all it is her that is working there not you 
  • happyfella
    happyfella Community member Posts: 504 Pioneering
    the managers have not been subjected to the same attendance meetings and that is a fact. One manager in question if they went down that route should be sacked for the amount of time they have had off.

    The staff there are very angry and how they are being treated and how the managers are getting away with blue murder.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    If that is fact though I dint know how you would know that but if it is then see what the outcome is of the meeting on Saturday and if its not fair then appeal and include the facts that not everyone is treated the same 

    I worked in a supermarket for 30 years in hr and implemented their attendance management policy and procedure and management absence was treated exactly the same as staff 

    I would hope any meetings and actions are kept confidential so I don't know how a member of staff father knows what action has been taken against any member of staff or management 

    You say it's fact were you at the meetings have you seen the evidence or is it hearsay ? 

    You don't know what goes on behind closed doors 
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