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Grievance at work, been put on half pay but they won't let him back????

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looneytune Wed 09-Sep-09 10:27:10

Hi. I'm after a bit of advice.

Dh has been off work with stress for 8 weeks. Long story but he spoke to HR after a heated meeting with his manager and he was so stressed, after HR said they could see he was upset and it was up to him what he did next, he went to the Dr who signed him off. He's put a formal grievance in about his manager as he couldn't take any more of the bad treatment he'd been receiving. He was told a few weeks ago that he would be put on half pay and although he didn't feel at all ready, the stress of being on half pay was making him even worse so he decided to go back (we just can't afford him being on half pay). Well HR and Occupational Health phoned him and told him he is NOT ALLOWED back to work unless a Dr has said he's fit to be there, even though his last certificate signing him off was up!! So now they are saying he can't come back until the grievance process is finished. He's now waiting for the proper hearing meeting to be arranged.

I feel this is really unfair that it is WORK that's caused the stress, WORK who are telling him he's not allowed back yet WORK have cut his pay by half!!

I've got a feeling they'll drag this out as the company are making big cut backs and redundancies due to be announced very soon.

He's with a union and been trying to get hold of them but last time they took 3 weeks to return his 5 phone calls to them!!!

Any advice out there? We are seriously in trouble financially because of this situation and he'd just go to work and try his best to get on with it but they won't let him.


Zorayda Wed 09-Sep-09 20:23:20

No idea I'm afraid, but have you tried posting this in the Employment Issues topic? Lots of wise bods there. Hope you find a solution! Sounds awful.

ILiveinhope Wed 09-Sep-09 20:26:14

Which union is he with, who is he trying to get hold of?

looneytune Wed 09-Sep-09 23:10:11

Thanks, will try that

The union is Unite and the person he's trying to get hold of is his 'union officer' who is the person everyone tells him he needs to speak to.

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