During the last 2 years of having a concrete diagnosis I have had hardly any time off sick, just average to everyone else, even less than some people however, I was off a few weeks ago for 3 days with sciatica, this morning i rang in sick because i feel really unwell with fatigue and pains in my arms and legs. My manager asked me if it was to do with my ms, when i said it was she said ’ oh dear, you seem to be having a lot of time off recently, we are going to have to review your hours.’ Their problem is that i am the only person who does my job, they are going to have to get someone else in if i am going to be off for any significant time, they cant employ anyone else because there isnt enough work for another person so they obviously want me to reduce my hours so that they can employ someone. I am at my wits end because i cant afford to reduce my hours, it would be a disaster with having a morgage and no insurance. i need to keep working and 99.9% of the time i am able to.
to date this year i have had 5 days off sick including today. I am getting mega stressed about this now and i dont know which way to turn. I feel too ill to go to CAB and the websites that explain my rights are too complicated for me to deal with at the moment, my brain feels like mashed potato.,incidentally all my hospital and physio appointments i have to make the time up or take as sick. i have always made the time up so that hasnt been a problem. We dont have Occ Health at my workplace.
Lastly, I work in a NHS Health Centre (