I'm having a flare due to stress, aching every wear, feel exhausted but can't sleep. Pain is bad and all the usual pain relief isn't touching it. All because of work! Asked my manager to reduce my hours from 30 a week to 25 as it was getting too much, they refused. Refused to refer me to occupational health until I gave them access to my medical records. So I put in a grievance last Friday, on Tuesday my manager said he would fully investigate it and get back to me in 7 days. On Thursday I had a letter ordering me to a meeting yesterday, was not long enough for me yo get representation, and he refused to postpone. Went to the meeting and he has sacked me!

I'm so down as I loved my job there and the people I worked with were brill, I'm in limbo now. So fed up. Been told not to let it get to me but how can I ?

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  • It sounds like you work for the NHS!

    I would write it all done as much as you can remember and get legal help for unfair dismissal. He hasn't even followed any disciplinary procedure so you should have a good case.

    Sending you a big hug and try and keep your chin up xx

  • Morning Katie72,

    So very sorry to hear that this has happened to you, It's simply unfair.

    Your manager has certainly not followed procedure and as Tracey45 has suggested you need expert advice.

    No wonder you are in so much pain you are stressed out to the limit.

    Write everything down and go along to the CAB. They will offer you support, guidance and advice.

    Pls let us know how you get on.

    Sending you soft hugs,

    Elizabeth xxx

  • Aww hell no. Go above him and take them to a tribunal. Get union involved and explain what happened. They can't do that. The law states reasonable adjustments have to be made. You must be given time to find a representative and two written warnings and one verbal are required to fire someone.

  • Definitely unfair dismissal, you go get em. Easier said than done but this is not ok. xx

  • No way!!!!! Don't think they can sack you for being ill, it's unfair dismissal, as said above see further into it, go to your Union that's what they are there for, they can't get away with it, good luck.

  • Thanks all for your support. Just woke again, have been in contact with the union all week and they are disgusted with it so it's gone to a senior officer. Think I'm still in shock as can't believe it. Thought I was going to the grievance hearing and was sacked. Very angry now so am going to get them for whatever I can.

    Tracy45 was kind of the nhs it was GP practice


  • Don't forget that we also come under the disability act 2010, or that's what my RCN rep has said. Hope you are feeling a little better.

    big hugs xx

  • OMG, how very rude of them, good luck xxxxx

  • I want to genuinely and sincerely say how sorry I am to read of this awful treatment that has been bestowed upon you, and I genuinely hope with all of my heart that you can get some justice and recompense for this unjust act.

    I want to genuinely and sincerely wish you all the best of luck.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Hi Katie

    I'm so sorry to hear what has happened to you.

    Minx is completely correct. Two written and a verbal warning are required by law before a company can dismiss you.

    Keep working closely with your Union. If you haven't already done this, get a diary and write down everything that happened and on what dates.

    It's amazing how quickly we forget little things that have happened. We think we will remember them but don't.

    I put in a grievance in my last job and it just escalated the whole thing by miles.

    Every night when I went home I typed up everything that had happened so I had a detailed record of it.

    How's things going?


    Lu xx

  • Thanks lu. I'm up and down, sleeping lots and pain been worse so taking regular pain relief. And have a constant headache that I can't get rid off. Will be talking to the union rep tomorrow. Be glad to get things moving. They have put in my letter that they will give a factual reference for me for future employment - worried in case it's lies. Xx

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