hello all not been on here a long time but just need some info i have fm and slight arthritus had a letter from my dr to my work stating that in winter i need the heater on for my fm as the cold aggrivates it that was in 2011 so they still have letter anyways i was off work for a weeks holiday and went back in on the monday app they have condemned all the heaters except the one by the tills (which is where i work and byt the automatic dorrs!!) anyway that broke and they wont pay the 400.00 to fix it. so was so unwell after an hour i went home telling one of the managers couldnt cope with it (only work 12 hours a week) had the other 2 days off as couldnt get out of bed due to pain.
anyways when i get back to work have to do a back to work sheet i told them it was down to the no heating in the place and my fm of which they have a letter from the gp.was then told because i dont claim for dla and have no money from the dla im not classed as disabled, ok but to me fm is a disabliity and cos i choose not to claim for dla everytime im off i get a black mark on my records but if i claim for dla and get money then its alright to have time off with the illness (which ive only ever done whe n no heating has been on!!)
i did claim for dla and was turned down which i expected i also have obstructive sleep apnea and cos ive got alot going on i couldnt be going thru the appeal and i want to work the 12 hours a week as i enjoy the banter with the customers.
so what i need to know is my HR dept correct stating if no money for dla im not disabled even tho they have letter from dr stating whats wrong with me? i ask this as another lad is off sick with depression and they dont class that as an illness either!!