Re: Work requesting to speak to my doctor
- From: "Katie" <katie.westgate@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2006 21:56:29 GMT
I don't know where you work, but is there no union representation there that
you could speak to. HR can ask to see your doctors records (I know it's
badly wrong, but I see it every day, where I work). They have to take into
consideration what is wrong with you. If there isn't a union where you work
and you still need help then please contact me and I'll give you a couple of
telephone numbers that should be able to give you more advice. Good luck and
please don't worry.
"Alhggyb" <alanhggyb@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Byron Hinson wrote:
Over the past year I have had 14 days off, mostly due to sinus problems
and general colds. All this year I have been fighting depression and
going to a psychologist. In December 2005 I was classed as beating it.
On Friday I had a disciplinary to discuss my absence over the year and
to cut a long story short, they have talked about asking me to allow
them to contact my doctor. This got me and my witness in a lot of
annoyance as this felt like they were stating they didn't believe my
depression had anything to do with my sickness and as anyone here will
know, discussing your depression with anyone let alone and employer is
hard at the best of times, but to have them ask to pry into my doctors
details is really personal.
I don't have anything to hide, but I don't want anyone else looking or
hearing from my doctor about personal stuff like that, 2005 was the
worst year of my life and it feels like it is coming back to haunt me.
You are under no obligation to give them any access to your GP for ANY
For gods sake, you were only off for 14 days!! Anybody would have
thought you'd been off for 6 months!!!! I don't know what you do as a
job, but this is typical bullying tactics by an unsympathetic employer.
If you have been off with cold/sinus related problems, what the hell
has that got to do with your depression. It's not as if you stated that
was the reason why you were off sick. I suggest you get in contact with
your local CAB and find out your legal position on this. What, if any
action have they threatened you with if you don't co-operate with the
Grrrrrr!!! I hate employers who use these draconian methods to
intimidate their staff.
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