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Yes, that's correct. Purely for the sake of my mental health and well being I am requesting that I work three weeks rather than six weeks. Although I have just returned to work I do not feel 100% yet. I am still on the antidepressants which side effects are still pretty harsh - especially as I have been prescribed a higher dosage. I am very worried that I could get worse and replase, have another panic attack and potentially breakdown and be signed off again - hence my request to leave sooner rather than later.
There will also be cover for my work therefore the business needs should not be massivley impacted.
Hello, sorry I was in a meeting by the time you had replied. It is entirely reasonable to propose working a reduced notice period instead of the full contractual notice period you may be required to work, although the employer does not necessarily have to pay you for the remaining 3 weeks if you are not prepared to work them. So the potential outcomes for you are:
If there is evidence from your GP and OH that you should be placed on a phased return then it is of course strongly advisable for the employer to do so. Whilst they cannot be forced to do so, their failure to follow this advice can result in a case of constructive dismissal or breach of their health and safety obligations.
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