As Neil Kinnock once said about Tory Britain: “Don’t get sick.”
It seems that advice rings true for people employed by the Conservative Government, as much as for anybody else.
If the DWP may be described as a gang of thieves, taking benefits from people to whom they are rightfully owed – and I think it can, then there is no honour amongst them.
A woman has claimed she was sacked from her job at a disability benefits centre for taking too much time off – while receiving treatment for incurable cancer.
Pauline Fisher, 65, found out days before Christmas that Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) bosses had rejected an appeal against a decision to sack her.
She had been signed off sick since June from the job she’s held for the past decade.
Pauline, who has been diagnosed with an incurable cancer, was adamant she would be fit again to work following her chemotherapy treatment.
But management at the Warbreck House office in Blackpool, Lancs., said they had made efforts to make suitable arrangements for her to come back and wrote to her saying she had “failed to maintain an acceptable level of attendance”.
Pauline says she qualified for full sick pay for the six months after she was signed off by a doctor in August, having first been sent home in June.
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