Hi. I submitted a 4 page report to my employer following notification from them that I would be put on half pay from 27th May asking if I could be considered to remain on full pay for a short time until my 1st follow up appointment on July 13th. I had a right hemi colectomy on 17th December 2021 following a colonoscopy/ diagnosis on 16th November 2021. Following the operation I had to wait over the Christmas period for the results which revealed I had Stage 3 cancer however thankfully needed no further treatment…. They refused this. Physically I feel fine however I don’t feel mentally ready to return to work until after my follow up appointment having had such a shock with the findings at the colonoscopy ( 3cm bleeding tumour) and having had no symptoms it has been quite a whirlwind.!
Would I be entitled to appeal this or does it depend on the company I work for ? … In my case I work for a Police Force.