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Working with a disability

I have just been awarded a PIP Payment does anyone know if this affects my employment i.e am I classed as disabled or does it restrict what i can do at work. My personal problem is walking distance after knee surgery and getting infected so it's pain related rather than kneeling working at a bench climbing a ladder which I am still able to do. Basically I limp and have a lot of pain but can still do most things in a small area, any info would be appreciated.

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Your PIP shouldn't affect your employment, but you should be protected by the Equality Act 2010 if you have a disability. Are your employers aware of your lupus? Have they made any adjustments to help you manage better in your role?

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Thank you, Nigel


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