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PCSO with Asperges

Post by snakeywakey » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:41 pm

Hi all,
A friend who is a pcso and had been for 5 years has expressed concerns that they have recently been diagnosed with asperges. Their worried that because its on their medical record that work might find out and what the ramifications of all that are. Your thoughts? Oh and hello again, nice to be back.

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Re: PCSO with Asperges

Post by Gualsa » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:25 pm

"A friend" Its not you is it? :slww:

Either way, it should have no bearings anyway as the police is a equal opportunities employer and will accommodate most "illnesses". If this PCSO has been doing his/her job satisfactorily for the last 5 years what should it matter anyway?

A lot of people are on the "spectrum" somewhere (including my mum and my sister) and function absolutely fine in society.

Tell your friend not to worry, if it does not have an impact on work its not their business :slww:

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Re: PCSO with Asperges

Post by Big Brother » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:47 am

It shouldn't matter, being equal opportunity employers and all. But there may be a policy stipulating that you have to disclose any underlying medical conditions. Your best bet is to call your occ health department (anonymously if you wish, calls to occ health aren't recorded) and ask them what they think.
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Re: PCSO with Asperges

Post by snakeywakey » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:27 am

Cheers. I'll pass that on. ;-)

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Re: PCSO with Asperges

Post by PI & GI » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:04 pm

I would tell the employer, simply due to the fact that under employment law they have a duty to support employees, it;s better to be frank with them and get the support of occy health and all the right people. That way no secrets are kept and the employee may feel better for it.
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Re: PCSO with Asperges

Post by PI & GI » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:04 pm

oh. btw, im speaking from experience.
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Re: PCSO with Asperges

Post by PI & GI » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:06 pm

Im quite happy to elaborate on my experiences via pm.
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Re: PCSO with Asperges

Post by Arthur ASCII » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:13 pm

The single-mindedness and ability to focus that is a feature of Asperger's can be a distinct asset. It's not all doom and gloom.

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Re: PCSO with Asperges

Post by Minx » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:09 am

Aspergers Syndrome, as with Autism and ADHD, is a recognised disability, covered by the Disability Discrimination Act. You, or your friend, are under no obligation to tell your employer that you have it. Your employer also has to have your permission to see anything on your medical records. Unless the condition or any medication taken for it effects your work, or that you think it might be beneficial for your employer to know, think very carefully as to who you want to know. We live in an age of great ignorance surrounding physiological conditions such as these.
All the best, (to your friend) :slcud:
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