HiI started new employment beginning of may and have had time of work, due to tiredness and achey limbs. Been to occi health ect,

Hi

I started new employment beginning of may and have had time of work, due to tiredness and achey limbs. Been to occi health ect, at work today was really struggling and think I have kidney infection, manager has taken notes of time spoken to her, I have worked my hours, but was wondering if it sound like they are building a case against me?

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  • You can only be open about your condition, and try talking to your manager. Try not to be paranoid - I know it is difficult, but maybe (MAYBE!) she was taking notes as part of an effort to help you.

    If you have a kidney infection, you'll need to go the the GP and maybe have time off. You won't want to, but it is really important to put yourself first and respect your lupus. I tried to ignore mine and carry on, and it nearly killed me! No job is worth that.

  • Dear MaggieS

    All i can say to you is that your health comes first, no matter what you have to see your GP, otherwise things could get worse, then you may need to take even more time off work.

  • Hi,

    You do not say what sort of work you are doing or how much time that you have had off of work. But I agree with Bodmin, your health comes first. You also need to see your GP (as MaggieS says) and you should do this for two reasons. The first, and the most important one, is to get a diagnosis and treatment for what is wrong. The second is so that you have it documented with your GP that you have been for diagnosis/treatment just in case your (and I am not saying that they are) employer is building a case against you.

    Good luck and keep us posted.

  • Hi

    Thanks all. I managed to get an appointment last night, been put on antibiotics and had a blood test this morning before work. I actually work in a hospital. I have broken my Bradford score and am already on a verbal warning, still have 3 months of probation, so do not want to push my luck having time off. I know health is more important, but still have bills to pay :-( thankyou all again, was my first post

  • Hi again,

    Have you been told that you are disabled or do you get DLA or IB ?? If you do, then they have to treat you differently under the Bradford Factor.

    Good luck and keep us posted.

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