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Judge Finds Care Home Worker Was Unfairly Dismissed

Saturday 21 October 2017


From UK news outlet the Hereford Times:


Donna Wills
Donna Wills was unfairly dismissed from
Oaklands Care Home on Bodenham Road,
Hereford. She suffers from Fibromyalgia.

Judge finds care home worker was unfairly dismissed

By Rebecca Cain
Chief reporter
20th October 2017
© 2017 Daily Herald Tribune. All rights reserved.

A JUDGE found an employee at a Hereford care home was unfairly dismissed and ordered employers to pay compensation.

Donna Wills worked at the Oaklands Nursing Home in Bodenham Road in Hereford as an administration assistant.

She started working there in February 2010 and over time her role changed to include providing activities for residents.

Miss Wills, age 43, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2013, which caused pain throughout her body.

She said 11 months before she went off sick she asked for a table and chair to be provided for her.

Miss Wills, who lives in Richmond Street in Hereford, said: "I needed it because of fibromyalgia and back problems. I needed an hour every day to type up notes for the CQC to show evidence of the residents doing activities."

But she said she was told she could use a laptop on her lap, and she said recommendations from an occupation health assessment were ignored.


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