I was recently told that my job is at risk. I've had acute episode of ITP early March followed by 70 mg prednisolone treatment which ended last week (I am continuing with Myfenax). I had a lot of side effects on prednisolone which I am sure affected my appearance (I didn't look or sound happy most of the time...) and probably perceived attitude as a result. My performance was not affected as I got very good appraisal. I didn't take sick leave and continued working as soon as I was out of the hospital.
As I'll have to go through consultations with my employer, I'd like to know how ITP and especially hormonal treatment is treated by law. Prednisolone does have heavy side effects, and can be called personality-changing in a way (in my case for sure). So if I am selected for redundancy based on any of the criteria which can be related to side effects, I believe I can claim unfair dismissal. Maybe ITP association has any information or lawyers who could help or anyone had a personal experience they could share - I'd be very grateful.