Hi there all, I wondered if anyone else gets the grief at work that I seem to be getting? My asthma is triggered by irritants and I don't always know what they are. I had a serious attack last year and ended up being on steroids for 6 weeks, antibiotics along with an increased doseage of my preventer. This resulted in me having to take 4 weeks off work which was all logged with the doctor. I subsequently picked up a further chest infection and cold in Decemeber meaning another day off work (though it took 6 weeks to get rid of it), and then in February I had another attack resulting in more steroid treatment and 3 days off work. Again for all of these I involved the doctor. My employer has put me on ""Absence management"" for 12 months which means if I take anymore time off within this timescale I may be disciplined, not paid etc. I even suggested that I see the Occuptational Health to see what they could do to assist me. The doctor there said ""what's the problem, you're asthmatic!!"". Prior to my asthma attack last year I had taken one day off from work sick in 18 months!! I have now applied for a job within the company and been turned down without even an interview due to my absence. Surely this is discrimination against asthmatics, do they think we enjoy having attcks and being scared witless?
So now that's off my chest so to speak, has anyone else suffered this treatment and hassle. I would love to hear from you.