I've been off work for nearly 5 months, after being diagnosed with RA. Im due back at work on 17th July.
Last month I went to Occupational Health (at my employers instruction). The meeting was positive and the OT put in some very good recommendations. One of the main ones was that I remain at a local office. (One of my jobs has relocated to the other side of the city). As a result I highlighed this concern and requested that I still work locally. For this particular job it shouldn't be a problem. Apparently my supervisors and manager had a meeting and I've been told there is no decision and they need to consult HR. I'm really concerned as I thought it was an easy thing to sort out and am worried they will make me go to the office on the other side of Bristol. I'm not sure I would be able to cope with this.
I have been told that I'm not protected under the Equality Act until I've had the condition for a year.
Any advice would be appreciated.