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'Record of good health' essential in person spec

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Judyandherdreamofhorses Thu 11-Apr-13 10:24:42

I think this will stop me getting the job I'm applying for! It's listed as 'essential' in the person spec. I easily meet all the other essential and desirable criteria.

I had lots of time off in my last (part time) job - all pregnancy related problems and a miscarriage prior to that. Before maternity leave 4 years ago with DD1, in my last full time post, I had some pregnancy related problems too.

I know that these issues aren't supposed to form part if your sickness record, but they will be mentioned in references, I'm sure, and probably not directly referring to the pregnancies.

I won't be having more children, so these issues won't affect me again!

Very annoying.

ValentineWiggins Thu 11-Apr-13 10:28:31

I think you apply and get a doctors letter confirming that all your "ill health" has been pregnancy related...

They then have a problem including it as it would be discrimination.

Apply for the job, go to the interviews, get the offer - that's when they take up references anyway. Then talk to them with the doctor's letter and explain the situation.

Judyandherdreamofhorses Thu 11-Apr-13 11:22:22

Thanks. I'll do that.

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