My husband was diagnosed with Wegeners in October, after 3 months of being very ill. He needed 6 weeks off work, for hospital investigations and to start his treatment (daily oral steroids and IV steroids and cyclo every 2 weeks). He returned to work a couple of weeks ago and was exhausted by the early starts and traveling time (1 hour + each way). His GP then gave him a FIT note recommending reduced hours. His employers have agreed that he can work fewer hours but have stated that he will only be paid for the hours he does, and not his full salary, even though the FIT note is only for 2 months, As the main bread winner of the house, this is really going to hit us hard, especially on the run up to Christmas. His employer also wants to move my husband out of his office and give him "project work" to do, rather than his usual role. My husband does not want this - he is capable of doing his job, but due to the disease and chemotherapy treatment, he just needs a few more hours sleep and less travelling. We can't afford for him to take more time off work completely, as he has had his maximum allowed by the company and will not be paid full stop. So, after all the rambling, my question is - are my husband's employers allowed to dock his salary, change his job role and essentially make him feel like a spare wheel just because he needs some time to recover from this condition?
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