Return To Work!
Posted 17 January 2008 - 11:07 PM
I had the meeting a school yesterday which was supposed to be about my return to work but it wasn't! They are taking me to a capability hearing in a fortnights time (When I thought I'd be back doing part time). I feel really shocked by this because they said my chances of ill health retirement are virtually nil!
The letter that was sent from OH doctor to them I was told had said he did not think I was ready to go back to work but I have now got copy of this letter & that is not what it says, instead it says that part time of no more than 3 Â½ days which is what I told them before that I would wish to do part time.
What surprises me that they are saying I'm not well enough to work but will not support me on IHR.
I do have my union bloke involved but because of length of time I've been off HR & school can do this.
I really think it's because they like the woman who is doing my job at the moment & quite simply the deputy head has stuffed me up.
I could do without this stress.
Also because of the way my consultant is I don't think he would support me on IHR anyway
After all that I still have to pay the bills.
Feeling really dreadful! not sure I can cope with all this.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 02:29 AM
Hopefully the IHR will come through for you if you can not get your job back. Stress is definately not going to help your current situation but with out money to pay your bills obviously you would worry, everyone would. Try to relax and take one step at a time. Hopefully ti will work out. Please do keep us posted.
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 02:59 AM
It does sem very unfair
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:30 AM
The corporate world can be so dog eat dog for sure! I used to work as an operations manager for years. I saw this type of thing so often. There is so much dishonesty behind the scenes. I couldn't take it after we had a HUGE corporate take over and the evil really set it. I was out after that, as I couldn't buy into the improper practices.
Hopefully before this is all said and done, it will work out in your favor.
Again I am so sorry. Keep talking with us, it might help you get through all of it.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 11:57 AM
I agree with the others...try, if you can, to take it a little at a time so the stress does not make you worse.
I have no idea if this is an option for you or not.....do your laws allow for Legal Aid (that's for people on government assistance/disability, for examples). People fill in the paperwork and if they qualify/meet the requirements, then they would be able to get a Legal Aid Lawyer to help fight their battle for them free. It's just a thought, all I could think of that might help?
Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:47 AM
The letter arrived this morning & the hearing is in 11 days time, it is the deputy head who is stating their case about me, she has been two faced with me in the past so don't trust her at all. My union will be with me & is coming to talk to me & my husband next Tuesday. My OH doctor I think would support me but can't get an appointment before the hearing & in his last letter to HR he asked to kept informed about the outcome of the meeting with the head.
I now think that the new head decided before the meeting that he did not wnt me at the school!
I feel sad & angry that my 30 year teaching career is about to end in this way especially when I have given it my all in time, hard work & to the detriment of my health!
So feel very sick today, can't eat, haven't slept & keep wondering what else I could do and would any one actually want to employ me ever again.
I also have the stress test on Monday & see general practitioner on Tuesday & have got nerve conduction tests on Thursday! What a week!
Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:46 PM
Posted 22 January 2008 - 08:02 AM
I don't know if you would have a discrimination situation, or not. However, I hope that your union is knowledgeable/supportive by the hearing. From all that you have stated, I really believe all should be in your favor... in that you would receive the ill retirement and not need to stress about working in an environment such as that... any longer.
Posted 23 January 2008 - 03:06 AM
Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:01 AM
I feel that the authority has let me down, and to a certain extent I'm being discriminated against because the meeting I had asked for was about what hours etc they would let me do! But it wasn't! Just told me they where taking me to this hearing. They would not even wait 2 days until I'd OH doctor again because they must finish me by end of February or have to wait until end of May. This is because of teachers resignation dates.
So I'm not feeling too good at present and beginning to wonder if I could get IHR but everything I read seems to point to it being very unlikely.
I just hate the I'm feeling at the moment but can't lift myself up from it all. still have another week of this before hearing & its driving me mad.
My reflux is much worse along with the aches, pains & tiredness and I've already lost about 1/2 stone in a few days!
I do want to thank everyone for their kind comments its good to know that at least someone is out there.