Hi has anyone here had issues with their employer regarding their lupus?
I have SLE lupus and was dismissed by my employer without warning when i asked if i could work from home when my flares meant i couldnt get into work. I asked because i didnt want to effect my career (the irony) then found myself dismissed 4 days later.
I am now going through an employment tribunal for disability discrimination and unfair dismissal. My Doctor and specialist have both provided evidence to prove my disability. My previous employer has asked me to see a 'specialist of their choice' which i did and they concluded that my disability was unfounded because i am 'well medicated and didnt have any swollen joints' the day that i saw him. The employer is now pressuring me to withdraw my case. I am very stressed out and upset because any Lupus specialise worth their salt would know that Lupus varies from day to day and that just because i wasnt showing all symptoms or had swollen joints that day doesn't mean that my lupus is any less and isnt disabling.
I just wondered if anyone here had gone through anything similar with an employer or if anyone has any advice - Many Thanks x