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user1494424973 Wed 24-May-17 21:18:55

Hi all,
23 weeks pregnant and struggling with my health.
I had an occupational health assessment today with the outcome being that I should be signed off work by my own dr for 2-3 weeks (which my dr suggested in April and I turned down due to workload) before trying a phased return to work.
I told one of my 2 bosses this when I got back, with the intention of taking from tomorrow off, but he asked me to agree to come in tomorrow and have a meeting with him and my other manager to talk about adjustments they can make now before they receive the report from the OH dr.
I just don't know how to approach my bosses with things like this, hence being backed in to a corner saying I will go in tomorrow, even though the OH dr told me I wasn't fit to work and will say that in her report. What should I do? Any advice?

2014newme Wed 24-May-17 21:22:51

Tell boss you'd rather wait till the oh report arrives to have the meeting.
Then get a sick note from gp which you need. Oh can say you are unfit bit they can't certify your absence.

daisychain01 Thu 25-May-17 13:42:04

If you are struggling with health problems it could devalue your circumstances if you present to work when you should be at home taking care of yourself.

i would ensure your GP makes the start date of your period of sickness as from the date you informed your boss, which you said was today Thursday.

Please remember that the Fitness Note as created by your GP is a legally binding document, so if you ensure it is as per your information to your employers you are covered.

Try not to worry, and hope you soon feel rested and better.

FuckingDingDong Thu 25-May-17 16:10:03

I had an occupational health assessment today with the outcome being that I should be signed off work by my own dr for 2-3 weeks
Am I missing something? Surely if OH think you should be signed off, shouldn't it be them signing you off? OH will have a better idea of your work than your GP will? Unless your OH don't want to take any responsibility for anything?

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