1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2019 »
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Work woes

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Corbdon, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Roberta

    Roberta Type 1 · Active Member

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Hello I can relate to this, I work at a care home and they have docked my wages too for having breaks which I personally think is unfair. It's a condition we can't help have but to then be punished by having our wages docked is disgusting when all we re doing is trying to look after ourselves. Feels like there's no winning at times. I think it may depends on what kind of job is involved
     
  2. Scandichic

    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,722
    Likes Received:
    6,652
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Do they dock other workers pay for cigarette breaks? How long have you worked there? Are you T1 or T2?
     
  3. Roberta

    Roberta Type 1 · Active Member

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Yeh they dock other people's wages if they go out for a cigarette etc. But we work 11 hour shifts so by law anyway you should get a break but we still get our wages docked. But I have to have regular breaks sometimes even more than usual if my blood sugar is low. It does get annoying at times because I feel like I'm missing out on money because of my diabetes
     
  4. Roberta

    Roberta Type 1 · Active Member

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    48
  5. Scandichic

    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,722
    Likes Received:
    6,652
    Trophy Points:
    178
    I am wondering if this is legal? Anyone here from personnel?
     
  6. Scandichic

    Scandichic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,722
    Likes Received:
    6,652
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Isn't this discrimination?
     
  7. cairnlady

    cairnlady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Depends on what sort of contract you are on and what it says in contract! if the contract that you agreed to when you took job states that you are not paid for breaks as part time then you need to query that with Citizens Advice [I assume it is a private care home not local authority? if local authority join Unison and get advice!] and again if you do not have a contract of employment [which you should have by law] then see Citizens Advice soon!
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook