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Hi, im Shnek64! Why haven't I been furloughed?

Wondering why my work won't furlough me as this is my 2nd stint of shielding. 1st time I was on full pay as am entitled to 6 months full pay in a calendar year but getting close to running out. The ...

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Furlough

Hi, Even though I had not done any shifts for a year I was offered a furlough package by my work. I did not take it as I had wanted to leave due to feeling I was just too unwell to work, slightly ...

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can somone shed some light on COVID vunerable letter

Hi, my wife has been off work since last march. She works at a supermarket and was put on furlough. When it was time to return back to work her doctor said she was not allowed due to her health ...

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A fifth of disabled people had their work requests refused, Scope finds

BBC: Covid: A fifth of disabled people have work requests refused One in five disabled employees had their request to work from home, be furloughed or redeployed during the pandemic rejected, ...

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Furlough while on sick leave

Hi I'm looking for some advice and hope someone can help. I have been off work since January 2019 due to surgery on both knees, I am now disabled due to complications and chronic pain. I received ...

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Employer agreed reasonable adjustments and is witholding them

Partner has highly unstable BP which camnot be medicated. Employer agreed reasonable adjustments, namely a stool to sit when lightheaded or feeling dizzy and a reduction in hours Finally back at work ...

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COVID19 and being off work

I am not sure if this is the right place to put this or not, so if it is not then please excuse me. My wife who has COPD, got a letter when the Pandemic started last year to shield. When the ...

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Personal Debt

With the repayment holiday for credit cards and overdrafts coming to an end, and the forecast of mass unemployment after the furlough period ends, should we be campaigning for a different system of ...

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Persistent pain and language disorder

Hi, I joined last week but didn’t properly introduce myself at the time as I was feeling quite stressed. I have been suffering from persistent back and pelvic pain and fatigue for over ten years, ...

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I want to work from home permanently to manage my disabilities better. Help me please.

I did not know where else to turn and I hope this forum can give me some support and advice, especially from people who have been there. I am currently working from home full time due to the Covid 19 ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Ask an employment adviser - 10 Oct 2020

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