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Probation extended.

Hi, looking for some advice please. Started my job at the local authority back in June and in December they advised me they would be extending my probation because of my sickness absence level; ...

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Performance improvement plan under probation

My probation period has been extended due to unsatisfactory performance but I have explained for my manager the reason was because of my mental impairment / disability. A couple of days later I made ...

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Job Hunting whilst in a Probation period for a job I’m not sure I’ll pass, nor want to

Hi all, So I have been working at this company in a desk job for about 4-5 months now and after taking a look around I realised that I’m really quite unhappy in this role. My team leader is fairly ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Employment - 18 Feb 2020

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unable to work for six months

I am employed by the National Probation Service, although that will not last long as I have been unable to work for six months. I have chronic sciatica, fibromyalgia and tremors which are probably ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Employment - 14 May 2019

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Do employers generally lack the ability to provide meaningful support.

I include my ASC diagnosis on my CV and am open and honest about my requirements and triggers for maximum transparency, otherwise how can your employer even begin to attempt to understand your ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Autism and Aspergers - 26 Apr 2021

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Reasonable adjustments

Hi there, Im working in a professional, client facing job that has 60-100 hour weeks and an expectation of swift promotion to the next level but have been diagnosed with a chronic, progressive, ...

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What can I claim if I lose my job?

Hi I have epilepsy along with depression, back problems, I’ve recently been told I may have some short term memory issues too due to the amount of times I’ve hit my head and as I result I may lose my ...

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Hi from me, I am boxoffrog.

hi, I have recently learned that anxiety is considered a disability if it is on going. I have struggled with this for around 15 years and it is getting worse. I don't know how to get extra support at ...

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Is it ever rude not to stare?

As the Paralympics draw closer, promotion of Channel 4's upcoming coverage has been increasingly ramping up. Alongside this promotional trailer, posters with the slogan 'it's rude not to stare' have ...

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Time off for Caring Responsibilities

My Mum has a hospital appointment & needs me to go with her. I asked my boss if I could have two days unpaid leave to take Mum to her appointment but my boss said no as I'm not allowed any time off ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Parents and carers - 18 Nov 2018

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