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 Post subject: Am I classed as disabled?
 Post Posted: 28 Nov 2017 11:33 
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18 months ago I was diagnosed with Arthritis in both knees. I have recently been temporarily been signed off work and my employer has asked if I am now classed as disabled.


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 Post subject: Re: Am I classed as disabled?
 Post Posted: 28 Nov 2017 13:26 
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Hello colinjohngreen and welcome to the forums from the moderation team.

I am very sorry to hear about your Arthritis in both knees. I take it your time off work was maybe due to your arthritis?

Years ago there was a register of people with disabilities so the answer to your question would have been fairly easy. Now though it is slightly less clear cut and can be a matter of your own personal perception.

It may be that your employer is actually wants to know whether you have a recognised Disability under the 2010 Equality Act (Disability Discrimination Act in Northern Ireland). In that case yes, Arthritis is a recognised disability.

Can I suggest you read this information by Arthritis Research UK:

https://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/art ... -work.aspx

We have a great community here, who have lots of experience of arthritis, I know they will make you very welcome and help if they can. Hopefully someone will be along soon to share their experience.

I look forward to seeing you posting in future.

Best wishes

Ellen.


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