Dr Charles Shepherd (Hon. Medical Adviser to the ME Association), discusses the measures in place to help people who are employed, who might still be furloughed, and those who are considering a return to work as the national lockdown restrictions are eased.
“We are receiving an increasing number of queries from people who have M.E., or are carers of people with M.E., who are able to work, but are confused by what is happening in the current crisis.
“I have therefore prepared a summary of basic factual information that needs to be taken
into consideration with respect to employment that should help if you encounter any difficulties.
“Please note that we cannot offer legal advice on complex individual employment problems and disputes with employers. In this case you need to speak to your union or professional body representative – who should be able to provide expert legal advice if necessary. Or to an employment law solicitor…”
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