Hi guys not been on for a while but need to rant!!! Aaaarrrgggggggg!!
Things been quite good for over a year, I asked for reasonable adjustments at work as I am a forklift driver who does shifts, nights, lates weekends etc, with 12 hours thrown in as well as 2 hours travelling. My team leader is very good with my condition and he complied with help from our union and regular medical management meetings And I got moved to days 7-3pm shift! Good for me, sleeping or trying to sleep with a routine, getting up at same time in morn and being able to plan as you need to with RA. We have a separate healthcare company that are employed by my company to basically get people back to work before they are ready to , to stop company paying sick pay!!
Theses people now want me to go back to shift work and 12 hours,even after me working days has helped my absence go down 75%!!
I have got a meeting with my TL this week and my union rep has said never as they have a duty of care as my employer, and I'm covered under the equality act!
I'm already stressed out over this as I don't want these people to potentially make my health worse!! I don't know if anybody here has been through the same or similar experiences like this with employers as I am seriously worried that all this worry will alleviate my symptoms etc!
I struggle doing 8 hrs plus travelling is 10 hrs with all the fatigue, I have to have power knaps at lunch break just to get me through!
Matcho pride stops me telling people I struggle through fear of losing my job, but i am now at my wits end and don't know what to do!!!