I have both raynauds and scleroderma and have found myself in quite a difficult situation at my new job. Basically the air conditioning is faulty with no one there knowing how or when it will be fixed. It is set at such a low temperature and on continually, I might as well be working in a fridge! My body just cannot tolerate the temperature and I'm not sure what to do, my hands are unbearbly painful and blue all day long and obviously that is beginning to have a detremental effect on my general health and well being. Theres also the problem that everytime a member of management see's my hands they instantly send me to the staff room to 'warm up'. I was sent off the floor three times today, it's making me feel ridiculous.
It has got to the stage where I can't face working in it anymore, but I do not want to lose the job. It seems highly unpractical to tell my employer I cannot return to work until the Air conditioning is funtioning at a normal, tolerable level.
Has anyone else been in a similar situation? What action did you/ your employer take? I'm not sure where I stand on this as an employee.
Thanks in advance for any help