Can a company offer an employee a different position at a different site after the employee has been out sick for an extended period of time? | LawHive - Solicitors & Lawyers Online
Can a company offer an employee a different position at a different site after the employee has been out sick for an extended period of time?
Good afternoon all I’m looking for some guidance please. For 2017 to 2018 I was bullied, humiliated and harassed by my manager, I was not the only one in the workplace. I approached her line manager to explain the situation and she agreed my manager was being unprofessional. She arranged mediation between us. The meeting was so unprofessional, no notes taken etc. both of the managers ganged up on me like a pack of dogs. I was crying and felt so intimidated in front of them. My manager dictated she did not want to be put in that position again. One year later nothing had changed so I went to her new line manager to ask to put in a grievance against her. I was sick from work for 5 months due to depression, stress and anxiety. My grievance was heard by a manger out of area and it was upheld. My manager was offered a different position working from home, for more money which she wanted. Last year I was expected to work along side my old manager while she was overlooking the company’s new computer system. This made me anxious and my anxiety, depression came back. I have now been off sick since May 2021 and have been told since I am claiming income protection and receiving a lot of treatment for PTSD not only from work but from my past relationships. Today I was told they will be offering my position to another member of staff who has been covering for me. When I return back to work I will be offered the same position but at a different site. This is causing me more stress and anxiety. Can they do this for what I have gone through. It is a world wide company that I work for.

Neida Sallas

28th March 2022

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