I have put below the link to the area of this website where Finances and practicalities is discussed further which I hope you find helpful
Our helpline staff are also at hand to help with any employment questions you may have. They're here to support you. 0808 800 6000 lines open weekdays 9-5 and Saturdays 10-2.
As an active trade unionist, I am appalled by your employers behaviour. Join a union FAST, and if you can't do that try the local CAB, they are very skilled on this kind of thing. And look for a new job if possible, your employer doesn't deserve committed staff like yourself. Your employers doctor/OH has absolutely no authority to attempt to over ride the judgement of your GP or consultant.
Hi melykins. So sorry to read about your problems with work and feel your treatment by your employers is very unfair. They definitely are in the wrong regarding your return to work and legally they cannot force you to return against your doctors advice. I finished my radiotherapyy just before Christmas 2014 and actually returned to work on Wednesday on a phased return. My GP wanted to sign me off until after February half term but I felt ready to go back. I only work 3 days a week anyway and I have started back doing 2 half days with a day off in between. It has come as rather a shock to be honest as I was absolutely exhausted and had a bad headache after doing half a day. I came home and spent most of the afternoon asleep but Friday was not quite so bad although I did fall asleep again when I got home. I have been off for 10 months altogether and I just felt if I didn't go back I wouldn't want to as my husband is retired so it would have been easy to join him. The school are suggesting I phase my return over 5 weeks but after the first week I am not sure if I will be up to 3 full days so soon. My GP said she would sign me off again if I found it too much but not sure how school would be with this.
I hope you get it all sorted out with your employers and they are not too difficult. If you belong to a union it may be worth speaking to them as they can often help you with this sort of problem. Good luck melykins x