I was only asked these things briefly / verbally and i advised the actual disabilities related to chemo damage / ongoing hormone treament / effects of chemo / rads
I suffer fatigue / peripheral neuropathy / muscle waste from chemo and osteoporosis (joint pain) from 2 years on Tamoxifen and now on letrazole. The letrazole has an ageing effect. Some cognitive impairment from chemo ( however that has now all but gone). Google Chemotherapy Induced Cognitive impairment....
It affects my day to day abilities as i am slower and become more exhausted quickly which leads to a poor work life balance. Working 5 days meant i was just going home to bed.
I also feel (although this was never mentioned) that if i would have had to give up work this would have had a potentially negative impact on my mental state....
Not sure if you are able to include any of this in your case. Take Care Butterfly x
i think the equality act is wooly to say the least, you could ask for some clarity fron ACAS or a Disabiltiy Advice Organisation. Macmillan will definately be able to tell you what is Statute Law, and i think it is all open to Employer Interpretation.
I would say that you would get the most relevant information from your works policies, if it has them. If you work for a large organisation you can usually request flexible arrangements based on Carers, Poor Health and Children. I work in the NHS and we have policies for all of these... It did however take more than twelve months to get a reduction in hours from me requesting.
I would start by looking at your work policies and i think the working at home is definately discretionary, there are no rules around this.
Hope you are able to work something out. Take Care Butterfly x