Thank you Ann. It was a telephone interview and I was already back in work so had to take it in work time which meant I just answered her questions and said I was fine. Perhaps if we’d had a face to face interview she might have gone through it with me. I wondered if it might give me options if early redundancies were offered in my workplace. I doubt it though as I didn’t need further treatment after the mastectomy apart from dealing with lymphoedema after the surgery x
I was also interested to find out about the Equalities Act from my OH appointment.
I was told that having a cancer diagnosis means that we are covered by the Act & that it remains relevant for work in the future, so that it would apply if any further work issues arose.
I had right mastectomy in 2016 and just had symmetry op on left side. I had 6 weeks off work and returned on a phased basis to normal hours next week. I had an ot telephone review on Wednesday and just had the report. It says under fitness for work - in my option the nature and duration of Ms C’s medical conditions and secondary functional problems are such that they are likely to be deemed to have a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010 but I must add that decisions about this rest with an adjudicating body such as a Court or Employment Tribunal.
It goes on to say I’m currently fit to return to work but my question is - would this help me if I find work difficult in the future? I’ve just carried on & gone back to normal (whatever normal is!)