I suffer from long term stomach issues.
I was due back at work today after the Christmas period - but became really sick and started passing blood so I stayed off sick and called my GP.
My GP has signed me off work for just over a week, with a load of medication to help me over the next few days. He also told me off for not eating regularly and maintaining a correct diet, which is hard at my work as I rarely get a lunch break and when I do it's only a few minutes. The only issue is, I'm currently working my notice period with my current employer - and really don't want to lose the time at the end of employment.
I'm staying off tomorrow but i will need to call anyway but I'm wondering if I should just not tell them about my sick note so I can go back in Thursday?
I had a sickness review in November already for losing time - which I explained I needed my lunch breaks but these conditions weren't met. I also made them aware of my condition as the information of me declaring it when they employed me was missing.
My concern is, it's not a great idea for me to be losing over a week during my notice period - but it is illegal for me to work when I have been declared unfit to work?
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