I have a long history of bad blood with my employer's OH dept. Thirteen years in fact.
Service failures and issues include a refusal from them to provide a reasonable adjustment under the equality act (10 years ago) which caused me physical injury. A grievance against them, subsequent attempts to force me to engage which i successfully thwarted with union and staff group support,
Failure to manage my personal info in accordance with policy. Telling me if i couldnt handle bullying i should leave the org. Refusal to compromise when i tried to engage via a third party, ie ignored specific request for no direct contact, the list goes on
The situation now is that fear of engagement or the prospect of engagement makes me physically ill due to lack of confidence and trust, ie the idea of giving away sensitive info to a hostile dept is too much. My last 3 absences were stress related (exacerbating existing disabilities) caused by their behaviour. I have adrenal fatigue so you get the picture.
I have decided i need to get out but was tipped off today that a case conference was held with OH, HR and others and they are writing to me telling me if i dont engage i will be sacked.
Can they do this? I feel it is bullying and constructive injury + constructive dismissal.
If it was any other dept it would not be forced upon me but this lot seem to think they are above the law
The reason this has come up is that i have an RA agreed without OH involvement, nothing contentious and it works fine. Policy does not dictate that OH involvement is a condition of an RA (REAsonable Adjustment).
Our team is moving to another building and my RA says i need to be at current location (for various reasons). This is a way of not honouring the RA, ie after 2 months of the RA being in force they are now saying i must engage with OH as a condition of having it - knowing full well i cannot engage with that godawful dept.
I am applying for other jobs and will leave the first chance i get. However I am self sufficient so have no support from elsewhere. Concerned about being sacked before i find anything as i'm on a fairly good salary in a semi specialist field.
I even cancelled a gastroscopy and colonoscopy as i knew it would count against me. There is no issue with my performance. But my face doesnt fit (non visible minority, middle aged female with disabilities) and they want me out.
What can i do to stall the sacking process, anyone?
My union rep feels i could be out in 3 weeks and they dont seem to want to support me in this, they dont get that it's gone too far and i can never engage with that dept. I dont know if they intend to drag me there having a panic attack and beating the info out of me or what
In addition i was badly let down by the NHS and i find that in general many people , like the nhs, think hashimoto's is nothing (just take a pill). I also have coeliac with ibs and pernicious anaemia, neutropaenia and adrenal fatigue (vv low cortisol). NHS refuses to dose me adequately with B12 so source my own, also refuses to prescribe creon for pancreatic insufficiency and also refuses to prescribe ndt which i source myself.
So you can see the last thing i need is more hostility. I need to protect myself.
Advice would be appreciated.
I'm thinking of taking all my annual leave as a way of stalling things, dont know what else to do