I found this site a week ago & have found it so helpful. In my first post I stated that I'm 34 yrs old with RA & has had it since August 2010.
I've been off work due to severe knee pain since Wednesday 21st December 2016 & due to return to work next week Monday 16th January 2017. I work as a cook 25 hrs per week in a day centre for the elderly & love it so much as its a 'family' atmosphere.
I phoned NRAS last Wednesday where I had information sent to me on RA to give to my employer which I did this morning. She still questioned whether I'm physically able to do the job although my knee is much better. She then also said which I know anyway that there's only 3 staff & when I'm off our deputy manager does the cooking leaving the manager on the floor with the dementia members on the days they're in. Basically she was saying that she needs a reliable person to do the cooking & send that she may send me to an occupational therapist to see if I'm up to the job. I said to her that I have a stool to bring in & providing I sit down as much as possible I'll be fine. I'm aware of the Equality Act 2010 & I am due to see my rheamy nurse on the 19th January 2017. What should I do ? My physiotherapist says that I'm capable of doing the job. Should I speak to my GP or rheamy nurse about this ?