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returning to work

Discussion in 'Jobs and Employment' started by taylor5491, May 15, 2020.

  1. taylor5491

    taylor5491 · Newbie

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    Evening, am currently on furlough with my employer. They are gradually starting to unfurlough staff, however have been told I wont be one as I have diabetes and am classed as "vulnerable". Firstly I was told that I was unfurloughed then a less than 24 hours later they said they can't give me a date where I would be allowed back to work even though I have never been given a shielding letter and it was fine for me to work for them before the lockdown! Plus I know people with other conditions that come under the vulnerable category who have been unfurloughed. Advice please???
     
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    taylor5491 · Newbie

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    should prob say i'm type 2, have always only taken minimal sick off work (maybe 5 days since i was first diagnosed in 2013)
     
  3. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    @taylor5491 - Have you actually told them you want to go back?

    Is your workplace a hazardous environment or any sort?
     
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    taylor5491 · Newbie

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    Yes I was asked initially and said yes I wanted to go back. Then within 24 hours I was told that due to government advice I was not allowed to return. I wouldn't class it as hazardous, plenty of precautions are being made in regards to adhering to social distancing etc. I've never told them that I was concerned or wanted to shield even before lockdown.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Perhaps, even if only from your peace of mind you could ask them what they are making their decision upon.

    It could be the recent report that something like 25% of deaths where COVID is recorded, the deceased also had diabetes. That information, in the form it was delivered was pretty meaningless, but it could have made them very cautious.

    Very frustrating for you, if you are willing and ready to go back.
     
  6. Cdean8780

    Cdean8780 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Contact diabetes uk they sent me a long email with advice. Ultimately we need the government to help us. Especially now its 33% n not 26%.
     

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