I am new to this site and was looking for a bit of advice. I have had asthma all my life and i am now 25 years old. My Asthma has been getting worse over the years and especially since giving birth to my daughter 4 years ago. At present I am prone to an asthma attack if i catch a cold and i am in hospital about 6-7 times a year from it. I always end up on steroids and antibiotics which work (until the next time)
I work full time in an office and i have never called in sick because i have a cold or headache which most people do, however i do have to call in sick if i have had a asthma attack. sometimes it takes me about a week to recover sometimes i am back at work the next day. I have had to have a about 5 different occasions off work in the past year due to asthma attacks. I have got to the point tho (like today) where i have a asthma attack in the morning and will have to go to work in the afternoon.
The reason for this is because of my delightul manager, I am getting constant disaplinarys and have been told if i take anymore time off i will get my final written notice. I am not really sure what i can do or if there is anyway around this because i didnt choose to have asthma and i would love to not have asthma attacks all the time. So it seems i am about to lose my job which i must add i am bloody good at because of an illness that i will have to live with forever and there is not much i can do about it.
I am not with a union but i am looking into this now, i have previously asked my employer whether they have disability related sickness allowence to which they advised me they dont even though they are a very large well known company.
if anyone can offer me some advice i would be very grateful.