l work for a local Council and have had rrms for about 10 yrs. Today I had an ‘informal’ meeting with my team leader and someone from HR as my sick leave had triggered the Bradford factor. Luckily I had asked a friend and work colleague to attend.
I was asked to explain my sick leave although when I return from sick leave a form is completed with the reason. In total I have had 9 days off starting with 2 days june’17 and 3 other occasions, reasons were flu like symptoms, cold and a headache. I was asked about how I could improve my sick leave and how they could help me. This was difficult to answer as how would I know how not to get sick? I told her I had MS and that my team leader had already put in place working from home 2 days a week.
Other members of staff come to work when unwell and I end up catching it but 3 times worse and don’t recover quickly. I only took sick leave when I really had to. I am going to be reviewed in 3 months to see if I can improve. My team leader asked the woman from HR ‘what if it doesn’t improve’ and she said I could lose my job.
She is also referring me to OH.
I felt she had a complete lack of compassion and understanding and was going through the motions of following HR guidance for sickness and capability.
Struggling from fatigue daily amongst other things including foot drop, brain fog.
I always thought HR were there to support staff but have not experienced that.
Not sure how much I can take, as I thought I was doing ok!