I have just returned to work today after having 2 days off with a cold which as most of you know affects your asthma. On my back to work review I was told that I will now have to have an absence review as I have had 12 days off within the the last 12 months. Apparently as the 12 days were odd days here and there they have been flagged up, although they are all asthma related.
I did try to argue my point that all the absences were down to my asthma. As like most people here if I get a cold then 90% of the time it affects my asthma and I need a few days for everything to settle down. Unfortunately they would not hear of it and said that I must be treated like all other employees. My asthma has only got worse within the last few years since being off work for 8 weeks with work related stress. I have passed this to my union as I feel that I have been discriminated against.
I was wondering if this is becoming the unfortunate norm these days from employer's and if anyone here who has been in a similar situation has any advice?