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Reasonable Adjustments

LekeLeke Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited October 2019 in Ask an employment adviser
I currently have reasonable adjustments which allows me to work from home, therefore my contract was home based. However, there has been reorganisation and now they are saying I am slotted in with same job description but London based. The office in London is 3.5 hours away (this is one way) so would be 7 hours per day? This does not seem right? They are taking away my reasonable adjustments, and have ignored the occupational health report that was provided. They are saying they want me to see specialist and want my medical records. This cannot be right can it? 

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  • dolfrogdolfrog Member Posts: 427 Pioneering
    It is called Disability Discrimination in the Workplace.
    Such is the corrupt nature of some employers.
  • LekeLeke Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi @dolfrog yes, this seems to be the case. Cost cutting, my colleague tells me. I reckon they think I am not going to resist. I just hope I have support to fight these corrupt bosses, would you believe it, it is NHS. Supposed to be a caring profession? Do you know what my rights are? I am profoundly deaf by the way, and travelling is a no go area for me, especially if I am on my own. I cannot hear a thing and my eye sight is not as good as it used to be. I am also in my last decade of working. They are not making it easy....
  • dolfrogdolfrog Member Posts: 427 Pioneering
    I went through disability discrimination in the work place over 15 years ago, Before the various set of legislation we put in place.
    My employer, who is now a famous dyslexic, closed our local branch in order to make me redundant, all other staff were transferred to other branches. My employer did this to avoid legal action which I could have taken in relation to what was the new discrimination legislation of 2005. Just to add to their corrupt nature they open another local branch 3 years later which disproved the reasons they officially used to close the branch I worked at.
    From my experience in recent years the NHS is run by the corrupt politicians who want to sell the NHS to various USA based companies, and prior to BREXIT, various European companies. All of which only have various medical practicies they want to market. Which tends not to be related or inline with the real issues many of us may have.
    All about them making money from the vulnerable.

  • LekeLeke Member Posts: 4 Listener
    edited October 2019
    Hi @dolfrog, it is a shame that you were not able to fight back. No one should lose their jobs because of other people. I fail to see how they got away with it, by transferring the others and not you. This to me seems like unfair treatment and it’s a shame you did not take them to court. What happened in the end? Did you forgive and forget? 

    You are probably right about the corruption. I am not going to not resist and I will do what I can. It’s not right really taking advantage of the vulnerabilities of others. 
  • dolfrogdolfrog Member Posts: 427 Pioneering
    edited October 2019
    Hi @Leke at the time our family were finding out about the complex nature of our disability, 3 sons my wife and me. We all now have a clinical diagnosis of Auditory Processing Disorder, and in 2003 I was the first adult to be  diagnosed in the UK to help the Medical Research Council get government funding for a 5 year Auditory Processing Disorder research program, they needed someone to set up a support organisation for those who would be diagnosed as having Auditory Processing Disorder. I was setting up what became APDUK, and they got their funding in 2004. 
    At this time I was not really aware of the politics regarding disabilities, and why many so called medical and support professionals do not want Auditory Processing Disorder to be recognised, and I had no idea that there was about to be new disability discrimination legislation. 
    When the company announced it was closing our branch I had a run in with the regional manager which lead to me having a nervous breakdown, and i was on tranquillisors for about 6 - 8 months by which time the branch had been closed.
    It was the Job Centre Disability adviser who I had been seeing while having some discrimination issues while the branch  was open, who explained what the real issues were. I was too stressed to even consider taking them to court.
    Added to which since then no other potential employer has been willing to make the accommodations I would require to take on job even as a volunteer.  I seem to be classified as unemployable, because i know too much about my disability. 
  • LekeLeke Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi @dolfrog I am appalled, you have been treated this way. It is a known fact that disabled people do not get work easily and when they do, if they are lucky enough not to be treated as modern day slavery or as someone who does the work that no one else wants to do. Time for change. This has to stop in my opinion. 
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