I posted in here earlier about being signed off with stress. I have a doctors appointment at 3pm today and I think I will get signed off. Very long story but the short of it is bullying issues within my department. I have got a new job to start in September although they have said they would take me sooner. I spoke with the union at the beginning of the week who advised me to make a formal complaint and get signed off as I am really ill with the stress of it all. The spanner in the works is in the meantime I've had an email from personnel which states: If your absence is continuing we will be moving to formal capability proceedings to determine your fitness to work. My concerns are - will this affect my new job? I'm just really worried the union have given me this advice and now I feel like the school are backing me into a corner. It sounds really threatening.