Bus driver disciplined after having time off for cancer treatment
A bus driver who underwent life-changing cancer surgery claims he was slapped with a warning for having time off work.
Duncan Hadfield said he was gobsmacked when bosses at Stagecoach East Midlands pulled him into a disciplinary meeting to discuss his absence.
He said his employers were initially supportive when he was diagnosed with bladder cancer 12 months ago and told him he could have the time off he needed.
However when he returned back to work after having his bladder and prostate removed he alleges that he was pulled into a disciplinary interview and given a three month verbal warning.
He told Hull Live: I have been through a very tough 12 months. I kept work informed of my hospital appointments and when I needed time off, which they let me have,
Unfortunately there were days off after treatment that werent planned as I didnt know then how recovery would pan out.
Stagecoach said they are investigating how the situation has been managed, including reviewing the decisions which were taken.
Mr Hadfield had treatment for cancer in February and was able to return to work just four months later after making a speedy recovery.
He described the disciplinary as unnecessary extra stress after undergoing life-changing surgery.
He said: I dont need this extra stress. Ive been through a horrible, life-changing experience.
Ive had to have my bladder out. Ive had my prostate out and I now have to live with a urostomy bag for the rest of my life.
I did inform work about these procedures. They were quite supportive to start with.