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Well, to put it mildly I was most pissed off when my manager asked me to provide medical evidence that I was “competent” to do my job!!

The short form of the background is I suffered a major trauma 3 months ago. I have been working (excluding the 3 days following the trauma) at my usual capacity with no complaints raised by management. I then sought to take a week off, to try and rebuild myself (everyone was back from their leave and the office was quiet).

I was then asked for medical clearance to prove I could handle my job!! I have provided this, however am stung they even asked!! It really does open your eyes to how unsupportive employers can be when faced with bottom line over human compassion!!


Posted by makimoo, 31st July 2013


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  • It sounds protruding , but I think they are talking about health and safety . These days employers are getting more vigilant than the old days ,and to get it in writing means it is official . At least you are happy with your job , don’t worry about anything .

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  • By asking they have shown their concern for you and more importantly for them i assume it meets there HR requirements incase you harm yourself in any way while at work they have a paper trail and you cant sue them :p
    Hope ur feeling better and got stuff sorted with ur week off… x

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  • stories are great to read

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  • Did they give any explanation as to why it was needed.

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  • I am not 100% sure, but maybe they asked for it just to cover their own back. I would try not to be too upset and think of it more as they are following procedure.

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