After my asthma kicked off and became brittle in 2009 I really struggled to carry on working and had so much time off work. I had s/c terbutaline last year which was spectacularly good for a few months and then stopped working for me last September. I have been off sick since late September last year and have now been declared unfit for work by OH.
I have been asked to go to an informal meeting with my manager and the business manager on Thursday to discuss my options. They have said that I could either be dismissed on health grounds or resign - in which case they will ensure that I get all the benefits I would get if I were dismissed. They said that if I go for the dismissal route it will be longer and more formal (and I guess more work for them). They have been very good to date and I think they are making an effort to make this as stress free as they can.
I am not really sure what to do. My husband will be coming with me so I won't be on my own. I suppose my main concern relates to benefits. I am currently getting ESA, will this and any future benefits be affected by my resignation rather than dismissal.
I would really appreciate it if any of you have any advice to give me. I have just had a cold/chest infection and my chest has been playing up leaving me feeling really rubbish and this is not a good time to be trying to think clearly. Thanks.