Hello I have a chronic illness which I was diagnosed with in January 2015. I am covered by the Equality Act. I was told, after requesting an appointment with Occupational Health, that I would benefit from going part time. I rejected this. Currently, I have become more ill, and am now being investigated for a second condition which relates to my fertility and also means another cycle of treatments. I suffer from a lot of pain, a restricted diet and interrupted sleep. My condition is invisible, as is the next one I am likely to have. I have requested another Occupational Health appointment, and only just taken on a managerial post three months ago. I am worried that- 1) I will lose my TLR position 2) Occupational health may not suggest part time hours for me 3) That my part time request will be rejected 4) The Occupational Health appointment is via phonecall, and therefore means it won't be as helpful. Please can anyone with experience of these situations advise me? I have made my line manager aware of the situation, and said I am going to apply for part time hours. I am still working fully- despite no quality of life, and getting very little (if any) sleep. I am very good at my job and they have assured me they want to keep me, but depends on the powers-that-be. I love my school as well- so rare! But my energy levels are extremely low and I'm really saddened by all of this. I spent Christmas in hospital. Every half term I'm sick. Something needed to give and I'm terrified of the outcome if I am not acknowledged.