I got diagnosed with fibro last year during my training as a teacher. My school had been fantastic; they had sent me to an occupational health therapist and given me leniences on my teaching timetable. However, as I come to the end of my NOT year, the only form of career progression they were willing to let me have was mentoring new teachers. I then received an email saying that they have decided not to let me mentor due to my health and they would want to wait until I'm 100% better until they give me anything extra. I volunteered freely for this role knowing what it would entail and - as you know - fibro sufferers will never be 100% better! As a note, they have upped my timetable for next year (with my consent) but have refused to give me this.
I could do with a couple of opinions to help get my head sorted about this: does fibro count as a disability under the equality act 2010 and would this count as workplace discrimination?
It's been so hard to come to terms with the fact ive been diagnosed with this illness and on top last week I was diagnosed with pernicious anaemia. I've worked so hard over the last year and only had about 4 days off sick (and that was due to medication troubles rather than fibro troubles). This was all whilst getting my first set of year 11 students through their English gcses! I'd love to hear any opinions you have on this as I feel at a loss right now!