feel stressed because of how much work you’re asked to do
work longer hours than your colleagues
can not take the breaks you’re entitled to.
Ask to speak to your manager. Try not to make things personal and focus on facts. It's good to have some evidence such as timesheets or emails requesting work, if you need to show how much extra work you are doing.
If you do not think you can do all the work you have, try to prioritise it and share your plan with your manager by saying:
“I feel like this work is not achievable in the time I’ve got. I am trying to prioritise my workload - can you help me?”
If that does not work, you could try speaking with HR or a more senior manager.
If your condition or impairment means that some tasks take longer
The Equality Act 2010 means that employers must make reasonable adjustments for disabled people. If you find it harder to do some types of work because of your condition, reasonable adjustments could be:
changes to your workplace
changing your duties at work
setting different targets
There is no set definition of what is ‘reasonable’. It depends on the job, the employer and your condition. An assessment can help to work out what is reasonable in your situation. Access to Work can pay for assessments.
If your employer is giving you an unreasonable workload because they want you to leave, this is sometimes called being ‘managed out’. If you think this is happening to you, you will need to gather evidence and show that you’ve tried to resolve things by talking with your manager or raising a grievance.