I am on the cusp of signing a compromise agreement for 14k over 12 months and agreeing to forgo all outstanding holiday pay after working for 11 years as a Head Chef for a private business. I suffered a significant relapse in Feb this year and have had about 20 weeks off work. (In the previous 11 years I had had 2 days off sick in total !) It has been offered to me that I accept and continue to work through a very busy time ahead on a self employed basis. by January this work will dry up
It is not the financial settlement I am seeking and I am far from happy with it but it has been offered as an ultimatum, "accept or come back full time".
My employer has repeatedly told me that I am not fit enough to do the job and has suggested that, should I continue, I would have to give up my role on the grounds of health & safety and take a job in the office at a considerably reduced salary. Who legaly decides these matters ?
I have told him that i am in a difficult position and find myself in uncharted waters regarding my health moving forward. I do want to leave the job and start a new direction with less direct stress. I feel at present that if I worked 8 hours a day and had support in my role then I would be happy to continue although my legs are considerably weaker than they were and feel constantly "heavy".
Are these reasonable adjustments ? who regulates and enforces adjustments when necessary and am I obliged to take a reduction in pay ?
I am considering leaving because I find the individual I work for too difficult and unpleasant, not the Job itself. the work is undoubdtebly stressfull and it is the stress that has the most impact on my MS.
should I stay or should I go ?.........who is good to talk to in these situations ?
Any advice appreciated