So I have lupus and currently started my first job last year in march I was on 40 hours a week and as you no was very tough, it got decreased to 32 hours eventually but was still a struggle to maintain the hours where I would get excessively tired and joint weakness would take over making me take time of work as I would be to weak to attend. It got to the point where I was put on disciplinary for attendance but again I couldn't help the issue any further. I work with children as an apprentice so couldn't decrease below 30 without affecting my course. Now although I have a new job to start on 3rd of may which is 5 min away from home, my old employer has decided to put me on suspended leave during my notice period his words were "you don't have to come back I just want to leave this here on a friendly note, hope all goes well in your new job and you can still contact me for references" Additionally he said all this by phone and when I messaged him to send it by email he hasn't done so, technically I have no evidence of proof of this conversation taking place, What are my rights? and does it matter I don't have the email as evidence? any advice appreciated.