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Paulno1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
edited November 2022 in Work and employment
Had a TKR in September and am currently on sick leave, I've worked at the firm for 31 yrs and had no contact for ten months of them,not even wage slips,my other knee is not good im 63 and will not be able to return to my old job as its manual lifting and will be too much,there is no light duties so could anyone help with my situation, should i inform them i cant psyhically do my old job,could they pay me up on medical grounds? Thanx.


  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,506 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @paulno1 :) 

    I'm wondering if one of our members, @janer1967, may be able to offer you some advice on this. 

    Have you had an assessment from an occupational therapist? 

    Did you have any reasonable adjustments at work?
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  • Paulno1
    Paulno1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
    Work more or less will wash their hands of me unless im 100% which i will never be again,they will put me on a job i m not able to do anymore they will send me home till im fit again.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    You need to get hold of a copy of the company policy relating to medical dismissal 

    Some companies pay compensation for this but it isn't a legal requirement so check what your company do 

    It's not good they have had no contact with you over this time 

    Are you still getting paid if so then don't do anything while they are paying you 

    If not then I would contact them and arrange a meeting to discuss your future options with them 

    Are you in a pension and if so maybe eligible for ill health retirement though it is very hard to evidence your eligibility 

    Do you claim any benefits or would you be eligible based on your situation 

    Happy to answer any queries 
  • Paulno1
    Paulno1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
    My SSP has run out,they never informed me,no payslips sent to me,had to ask for SSP1 form to claim ESA,just waiting for Freepost envelope from DWP to send to them,i asked work why i wasnt told SSP had run out but was met with deaf ears from HT,will keep sending sick notes through as im only 7 weeks post op after Total Knee Replacement.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger

    As advised find out the policy for long term absence and medical dismissal and see what your options are 

    You will typically be referred to oh so they can determine your fitness for any type of work or adjustments.  You say there are non but this is process normally followed . If no alternative they will recommend medical dismissal 
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