Good Evening All.
I’m really hoping that some of you can give me some advice on this.
I’ve experienced pain for many years, and have been diagnosed with fibro in the last year or so.
At work I am required to see clients face-to-face and the work dress code is that I wear a suit jacket when visible to clients.
I was under the impression that, having discussed my illness and the pain this would cause, we had agreed that I was allowed to not wear the jacket.
I have been called for a disciplinary tomorrow morning because I have seen a client without wearing a suit jacket.
How can I explain to my employer the pain and exhaustion that I experience in dressing into and undressing from a jacket, and the pain that I endure whilst wearing such a heavy and restrictive item of clothing. I know it sounds petty to them, and I’ll come across as a troublemaker.
The reality is that I oft need help dressing normally, and I’m not about to ask colleagues to dress and undress me at work!
Any suggestions gratefully received!