I live in Scotland and I'm having a lot of issues with returning to work. I was signed off work about 5 months ago after being diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression. I never intended to be off the this long, but issues with medication rendered me unfit for work.
Within the last 6 weeks I have been feeling a lot better, but my job is very high intensity and I don't know if I can return full time. I thought maybe I could face going back to full time hors if I moved to a different location, staying with my employer. I contacted one of my supervisors, asking about this idea about 6 weeks ago, he didn't respond.
About 4 weeks ago I emailed (I have four supervisors who all share the same email) saying I wanted to return ASAP, and would like to discuss a phased return or part time. Five days later, I got a response asking me to call and I was informed that both options could be available, but it was suggested that I think about my options and get back in touch when I knew what was right for me. I did this a few days later and never received a response.
Last week I emailed again, getting a bit angry about them not responding, and stated all the times I had contacted them regarding a return to work. And asking someone to get back in touch with me as soon as possible. Finally someone responded! I was informed that they may not be any part time positions, and I would need to come in for a meeting with one of them and a person from HR within the next week, and they would get back to me regarding a date and time ASAP. This was a week ago. I have heard nothing since.
This is so frustrating, I want to return, it is what is best for me. But all of this waiting around is causing a lot of distress and I am worried about a relapse. I contacted them 6 weeks ago about returning, why should I have to wait till now to come in for a meeting.
I am only earning SSP (they are denying me any company sick pay, though that is a totally separate issue), so it's very difficult financially, I am living in poverty. This is made so much worse knowing that I would be in a far better situation right now had the helped me return 6 weeks ago.
What can I do about this?
Surely this is very poor management, who can I contact about it?
Would I be better off just resigning?
Sorry for the long message in here, but I'm just so angry, frustrated, and confused. I have no idea how to deal with a situation like this, so any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!!