I have just been offered this by my employers. I would get 9 weeks pay plus 2 weeks remaining holiday pay, minus tax.
My official sickness start date was Oct 27th, as I had taken 2 weeks off sick as holiday ( thinking it was just a short term, quick fix UTI/ sepsis case ) prior to this.
My relapse in itself lasted 2 months so I don't feel I have been given much time to recover - I have not even been off 3 months yet !
Had my OH appointment last Wed, who recommended I go back to GP and try again for a referral to neurologist so have made an apptment. Still having prob with right leg fatigue/generalised worse spasticity and going off to the right but better than it originally was. OH was lovely and the letter copy she sent to me outlines the problems at present but does say that I feel I have improved and hope to be stick free in a few weeks. I demonstrated my walking without the stick and she said I was 'nearly there' so I am rather shocked by this offer. The letter also states that she feels that my symptoms would likely qualify under UK disability legislation but ultimately the decision is one for a tribunal. I have to admit I don't understand half of this jargon !
I was off 6 months last time and received no hassle at all.
To add to the mix, my supervisor informs me that the building where I work is scheduled to be closed in March so I would be transferred to another busier/ faster paced site ( scary ! ) or possibly offered redundancy as a last resort. I have no idea what my best options are. S'nice to feel wanted, isn't it !
My head is in the shed !
I feel like as soon as I get rid of this pesky cold virus I should be down the job centre !
Surely there is something I can still do to support myself ?
Off for a sweaty dogwalk and thinking session !