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My employer is very indescreet and has discussed others medical conditions with me without their consent. I am one of 3 directors that report into a CEO. The other directors and CEO are very indiscreet. In addition the CEO has a long history of engineering reasons to dismiss people.
i had the surgery last december and had 1 week off. My consultant provided a not advising he had performed minor surgery and that i was ok to work. I did advise then it was to do with a blood disorder and nothing else. Since then i have had a number of days where i have been unwell with the specific blood disorder i have but have only taken one day off. my performance at work is not in question and neither is my attendance. However i have been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing next week as they feel i have fraudulently provided a surgeons note. They are saying the consultant who wrote the note is a cosmetic surgeon (which he is) and in their opinion would not do any surgery relating to blood disorders. It was a Harley Street hospital.
They have said this is a possibility as they would deem it as fraud. The contract of employment has this clause:
Would you mind elaborating on this statement please?
"If you now state that you did not give full and frank in information as you were concerned that your personal information would not be kept confidential then it may not be reasonable for the employer to dismiss you."
Thank you for your responses - one final question if i may. Is there any specific laws that i should state or read on this matter?
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