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Bill

Doctors sick notes

Not quite a benefit problem, but you might have knowledge.

I have seen a friend today that has returned to work after a number of
months of sick due to mental health problems, this is the second time
she has had months off. I could see she was really stressed and a lot
of her stress seems to come from coping with work particularly her
colleague’s manager etc, I have noted this over the years I have known
her. She had a phased return to work as an administrator (a job she
has been doing for ten years) that is when returning to work e.g.
worked 2 days for first week three days in the second week etc up to a
normal 5 day working week (this also happened on her first time of
long term sickness).

I spoke to my doctor and asked if it was possible to get a sick note
saying you can work, but say no more than 3 days a week. He said no,
either your sick or well, I am sure this is hot topic with ESA being
able to work yes, but not full time etc. I known she would be willing
to take less pay and work part-time, e.g. 3 days week for her
employer. Her work seems to be of the type that a job share could
easily exist? But currently her employer will not budge, her employer
which is government funded states they are “positive about disabled
people” and a “Mindful Employer”.

I am sure she can work part-time, especial if she feels comfortable
with her colleagues; she is educated and has the work ethic, which
creates stress about ”loosing her job”. One of her colleges went of
“sick due to stress” for a few days because she returned to work., I
think my friend may have “upset her”, as she is not that social or
“normal”, but She finds it hard to express herself (not assertive),
fit in socially due to anxiety etc. She has a psychiatrist cpn,
assessment by an occupational health doctor etc the “Shore Trust” who
helps with employment issues involved. But feels no one is co-
ordinating, communicating, really on her side to help and feels she is
going to be forced out of the door and is in a state because of this.
Feels intimidated bullied by her colleagues as she had a few months
off and they have made “comments” “don’t talk to her”. Kind of things
that have happened to her all her life unfortunately as she does not
“fit in”, so her self esteem is rock bottom, sorry I have a passion
for fighting for people with mental health problems.

I have been to tribunal due to discrimination, but hope there is
someone or thing in the system that can help without this recourse.

The government is handing out awards like “positive about disabled
people”, employers play lip service to them not educated/”take awards
on because they have to look good”. Government creates red tape,
employment laws to prevent employers getting rid of people easily,
making it even harder for an employer to think about employing a
disabled person in the first place, also in the real world you have
face up to economics not all disabled people are as productive as
their “fit” peers.

Bill
 
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Doctors sick notes

Not quite a benefit problem, but you might have knowledge.

I have seen a friend today that has returned to work after a number of
months of sick due to mental health problems, this is the second time
she has had months off.  I could see she was really stressed and a lot
of her stress seems to come from coping with work particularly her
colleague’s manager etc, I have noted this over the years I have known
her. She had a phased return to work as an administrator (a job she
has been doing for ten years) that is when returning to work e.g.
worked 2 days for first week three days in the second week etc up to a
normal 5 day working week (this also happened on her first time of
long term sickness).

I spoke to my doctor and asked if it was possible to get a sick note
saying you can work, but say no more than 3 days a week. He said no,
either your sick or well, I am sure this is hot topic with ESA being
able to work yes, but not full time etc. I known she would be willing
to take less pay and work part-time, e.g. 3 days week for her
employer. Her work seems to be of the type that a job share could
easily exist? But currently her employer will not budge, her employer
which is government funded states they are “positive about disabled
people” and a “Mindful Employer”.

I am sure she can work part-time, especial if she feels comfortable
with her colleagues; she is educated and has the work ethic, which
creates stress about ”loosing her job”. One of her colleges went of
“sick due to stress” for a few days because she returned to work., I
think my friend may have “upset her”, as she is not that social  or
“normal”, but She finds it hard to express herself (not assertive),
fit in socially due to anxiety etc. She has a psychiatrist cpn,
assessment by an occupational health doctor etc the “Shore Trust” who
helps with employment issues involved. But feels no one is co-
ordinating, communicating, really on her side to help and feels she is
going to be forced out of the door and is in a state because of this.
Feels intimidated bullied by her colleagues as she had a few months
off and they have made “comments” “don’t talk to her”. Kind of things
that have happened to her all her life unfortunately as she does not
“fit in”, so her self esteem is rock bottom, sorry I have a passion
for fighting for people with mental health problems.

I have been to tribunal due to discrimination, but hope there is
someone or thing in the system that can help without this recourse.

The government is handing out awards like “positive about disabled
people”, employers play lip service to them not educated/”take awards
on because they have to look good”. Government creates red tape,
employment laws to prevent employers getting rid of people easily,
making it even harder for an employer to think about employing a
disabled person in the first place, also in the real world you have
face up to economics not all disabled people are as productive as
their “fit” peers.

Bill
Perhaps she's in the wrong job or working for the wrong employer!
 

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