View Full Version : Not been on for a while!

01-16-09, 05:35 AM
I posted on this forum around about 3 months ago as my doctor finally decided to forward me on to a ADHD specialist. Since then I have been referred once to a clinic which said ''Sorry, but we are too busy to be able to help you" So my doctor referred me to a clinic in the midlands called 'Bridgehouse'. Unfortunately as my doctor puts it, "I am at the mercy of the NHS so prepared for a wait" Another problem has occured which is a little scarey, I was suspended on 31st October from work for gross misconduct! The rule I broke was, using the company internet during work time, they say that between May-July I was using the net for between 2-3hours per day. The problem I have is, yes I had been using the net but I only recall using it for 5-10 minutes at a time but the sites they produced a list of were ones I visit. My question is, would my employer have to put the case on hold until I have been to see the ADHD specialist or does it not come under the disability discrimination act?

Thanks for listening


01-16-09, 10:29 AM
Hi Simon.

I'm sorry to hear that you're going through a rough time right now.

Have you talked to your employer about the possibility of you having ADD?

That might help.

Sorry I don't have more advice.

Good luck and keep us posted!

01-18-09, 06:06 PM
Get diagnosed and ADHD should bring you under the DDA. I am.

It's not going to get you out of a gross misconduct though, just buy you some reasonable leeway.

From what you say it doesn't sound like gross misconduct (unless that is specified in your contract). Have they given you fair warning and a chance to mend your ways?

It sounds unreasonable and not really something you should even think about using the DDA for.

Frankly - if they can make the charge stick then you are probably's not reasonable to make them wait on a diagnosis since that could take a very long time and you are liable to be dismissed on the grounds of medical unsuitability (happened to me last year even though I'm covered by the DDA).

01-19-09, 04:56 AM
Yeah my manager knew I was being investigated for ADHD. I've spoke to my manager on the phone and she said that they have sufficient information that on the day I attend my investigation meeting I will be given my statutory notice if I can not persuade them that it wasn't me. I may have just found a new job but my union rep said that they must give more than one date for the investigation meeting so I'm trying to get the meeting date pushed back a little until I can get into a new post.