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Hi, my name is anniebb! Having issues at work with hr

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anniebb
anniebb Community member Posts: 5 Listener
edited June 2022 in Work and employment
Hi everyone my name is ann i am 56  
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @anniebb and a warm welcome to the community, thanks for joining and telling us a bit about yourself :)

    Is there anything we can help with today?

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @anniebb - & welcome to the community. How are you today, surviving the heat I hope? :)
  • anniebb
    anniebb Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    I am having issues at work with hr  i am working on a producton line and my sight has been deteriating  i have gluecoma and am no longer allowed to drive i have been having operations to save my sight  and work are starting to question my time off as i have had 3 operations and recovery  in the last 9 months with further surgery in a month for cataract as i cant see out of my left eye .only shadow  am i been unreasonable expecting them to help me more instead of getting letters saying i might get a written warning for time off when all the time off is operations and getting better 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm really sorry to hear about the barriers you are facing at work, and that the way they are communicating isn't taking into account your conditions or the impact of your operations. You shouldn't be made to feel like you are in the wrong. 

    Have you spoken to HR about things like reasonable adjustments? This can include things like more flexible working patterns.

    You might like to read Scope's information discrimination at work, it explains what discrimination is, and what you can do if you face it.

    If you're thinking of raising a grievance, your union may be able to help if you are a member. It's well worth seeking out professional advice too, or contacting the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), which provides free, impartial advice on all workplace issues.  

    Let us know if we can help with anything further, and keep us updated with how you get on.
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    I worked in hr for 30 years unfortunately having a disability does not discount you from being disciplined for attendance in line with the company policy 

    However they can 7se their judgement and make reasonable adjustments eg any absences related to your disability could be disregarded for disciplinary action however this is good practise but not legal requirement 

    I totally empathise I have glaucoma and blind in one eye and esotung for cataract surgery in other eye . I have had many surgical procedures buf usually the recovery time is usually about a week 

    If you need further advice just ask or have a look on acas website 
  • anniebb
    anniebb Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thankyou i think i have struggled with blurred vision while recovering and not been able to use glasses for my job for 4 weeks  having trabulectomy surgery so wasnt safe for me to return 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    We hear you @anniebb. How are you doing at the moment? I hope you are well but if you need anything, you know where we all are  :)
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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,763 Disability Gamechanger
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    anniebb said:
    Thankyou i think i have struggled with blurred vision while recovering and not been able to use glasses for my job for 4 weeks  having trabulectomy surgery so wasnt safe for me to return 
    when do you think you can use glasses again? Are your work being lovely and understanding?
  • anniebb
    anniebb Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    My direct bosses have been lovely  hr is a sticking point   due to having a lot of time off 
    having another  meeting 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,506 Disability Gamechanger
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    That sounds frustrating @anniebb. When's your next meeting?
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  • anniebb
    anniebb Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Had a lovely telephone meeting with occupational health and he was lovely .and told them i was capable of doing my job now  light duties till next surgery  and after my operation  will support  me    so feel a lot calmer now after my hr  drama 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm so pleased to hear this @anniebb it makes a real difference when there's someone in your corner so to speak :) 

    Let us know how things go with your operation, we'll be here to support you of course, so just ask if you need anything.
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