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martin32 wrote: »
ty 4 the advice
1 more quick question what could come of it in best case scenario as she would not want her job back and work for the person that screwed her over
FrugalLina wrote: »
I have two questions regarding being off ill at the end of this post, but thought I would provide a bit of information first.
I have been working for a small charity run by a board of trustees and managed by the chairman. I received an offer of 1 yr contract to run until end March 2012, payable on a self-employed basis. After this date I continued to work with them although no further contract was discussed and I just continued to issue an invoice and received payment monthly.
I became ill with stress twice while working there, but managed to keep my sick leave to a bare minimum, taking holiday instead and generally struggling on as a casual self-employed "employee" I only get paid if I work for them.
Unfortunately due to the bullying (well documented by me) by my boss (the chair) and her general inability to manage the team, I became unwell again and am currently signed off sick due to severe stress and depression.
My GP has given me sick notes for 6 weeks in total (ending 10 Sept) and I am still really not coping very well at all, so I wouldn't be surprised if it continues for a bit longer.
My questions are:
(a) Do I have to show these sick notes to the organisation? It seems to me that I don't have to as I am self-employed and any "contract" I had has expired.
(b) Is there anything I can do to stop the chairman of the organisation gossiping (to volunteers, to the rest of the board, to staff and to people in organisations sharing the place of work) about the state of my mental health?
Butterfliesarepretty wrote: »
Question is my partner is 56 and works as a maintenance fitter at a food factory, repairing ovens, castings etc. Works two shifts, 6-2pm and following week 2-10pm. He has to work some saturday mornings too - part of the contract. There is no union there and sometimes he is on call.
Eg he did a 2pm-10pm wednesday drove home went to bed then got called out at 3am and was there till 5.45am. He gets paid for this too. But after getting home and having a small amount of sleep he still has to go in work at 2pm and work till 10pm and after that he is absolutely shattered.
Surely there is a law that says an employee has to have a decent break or sleep and a shorter shift?
All the other engineers have to do the same. There is no person who just does the on call rota.
The ovens are old and always breaking and the company wont replace them with new. I am worried that my partner being so tired will have an accident due to lack of rest and also this job impacts on his home life, eg he has no social time left and needs to finish his house but cant because they are always ringing him even when its his day off or weekend that hes not due in.
What can I do?
stanleymog wrote: »
I have been diagnosed with oesteoarthritis and have missed quite a bit of time off work recently, mostly unpaid (odd days here and there).
Recently I was diagnosed with depression as well, after visiting the doctor he signed me off for 8 weeks for the depression and arthritis.
I was also given another fit for work note after this period and took another 6 days off work.
I then had a weeks holiday that had been pre-booked (the company makes us take certain weeks holidays each year and this was one off them) which I took and returned to work on the Monday after the holiday.
I completed 2 days work of 8 hours each day before being in pain again and not being able to return to work, I visited my doctor who said I should have had a phased return to work and was signed off for another week.
On Tuesday 28th August I was due to return to work again but told that I had to have a meeting with the boss (this couldn't be prearranged as the boss was on holiday) so the meeting was held on Wednesday 29th August and didn't go to well.
I informed the company of all return dates and what was going on either by phone, text or letter.
Please could you answer the following questions:
I have been told I was not allowed to take my weeks holiday mentioned above without permission from my boss?
I have been told I am not allowed to accrue holiday while on the sick?
I have also been told I am not allowed to return to work for 13 weeks (when my half pay runs out)?
He also stated that I should resign as I have been seen working else where, I delivered some leaflets for my wife's business, I was out for 40 minutes and the doctor told me to exercise by walking to help my back (I wasn't paid, I was bored and need the exercise) and I have been seen entering my wife's place of work so I must be working else where, I explained that my wife works on a one to one basis and going into my wife's place of work is no different to going to the shop?
I have been instructed to go back to the doctor to find out exactly I can do by writing a list of the jobs I do and what they involve, I asked for help on this and emailed a copy to my boss incase anything needed amened or added and had no response.
At the moment I feel like I am being victimised and this has caused my depression to resurface and even got my wife worrying, I feel as though I have to stay indoors all the time incase I am 'seen' doing something he doesn't like, surely it's bullying?
Sorry for the long ramble!
eventing88 wrote: »
I work at a school and since September 2011 have been on a pro rata (term time only) contract. My school asked me if I would like to go full time in the same roll which I did, so I agreed to take on a full time contract which began on the first day of the summer holiday 2012.
My question is - as I have been paid pro rata all year but did not take the 5 week summer holiday, should I receive a lump sum since this summer holiday would have been factored in to my pro rata salary?
I have asked the payroll clerk at work who never got back to me. I don't feel I am able to ask again for fear of causing waves and I am feeling really stressed about it as I do not trust them!
Please help me! I have looked everywhere online but can't find any info.
Many thanks in advance
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