I wonder if anyone can give some advice. Got my OH referral with work next week. OH is with a GP and I have given work a copy of the letter from my Neuro to my own GP saying that I am now diagnosed with ms. Not been off long term or actually had much time off in total, but, I have triggered the absence policy with a mixture of couple of days non ms sickness and two separate ms investigations requiring hospital appointments. We can claim a maximum of 3hrs for a hospital appointment, which means when I was in for the day for the lp and mri (combined) previously I had some sick leave as well. I think the OH referral though is more a case of routine now I have diagnosis (although it’s taken them 4 months since I told them) rather than assessing my fitness to work. Anyhow, I’ve just found out that I will shortly be invited to a MS Society newly diagnosed day. I asked my line manager where I stood with that, his reply is that I will have to take AL. I would prefer to take unpaid leave as with other things I can see my AL been gobbled up. I thought I would be able to request unpaid leave as a reasonable adjustment rather than having to take AL. I’m going to ask about what happens if I need time off for treatment as my workplace sickness policy is a little woolly in that respect. Any comments gratefully received. P.s I am aware of the equalities act and the fact you can ask for adjustments but not sure of details.
thanks in advance.