Hi. For many years I worked as hospitality events manager but due to Covid I was off work for over a year. During this time I also received diagnosis of RRMS. While waiting for the industry to reopen I started some temp work, took me 2 weeks to relapse and this was the first time I realised that my MS is real.
Beginning of last month I finally managed to get a job as event manager. I was excited as it was 36h position only (previous was over 45h). At this point I found myself doing 12h shifts on Fridays and Saturdays and my daily routine also involved setting up the venue with heavy chairs, tables and sofas sometimes few times a day.
My MD find out about my MS from a fellow employee (his girlfriend also has MS so we talked about it few times). He tried to be supportive at first but after 3 weeks I was let go. Apparently I am not a good fit for a company and he will have to hire someone else to cover all venue operations as I am unable to cope. I was also told I need to consider other options as event environment will always be demanding. I am absolutely devastated, I worked very hard to get to where I am now, finished my Events Postgrad in January and it looks like I am not suitable for the role anymore. I don’t know what to do.
Where do I look for MS career advice? Can someone recommend service they used before? Is it legal to be fired due to your health condition?