My life has been turned upside down because I was dismissed for continued sickness absence. I only know teaching and am worried about being able to get another job. Does anyone else have experience of this? Does anyone have any advice? Ironically, my attendance had been very good at the time of my dismissal and I was feeling 'a lot better'. A lot of the time I had off was through depression (I've been on anti-depressants for over 10 years, now) yet I don't seem to be covered by the Equality Act. My counsellor reckons that I have a good case for unfair dismissaI (she has links with working in court). I have always been a good teacher and feel that I still have a lot more to give. Is this really the end of my career? Sometimes I feel very, very sad. Sometimes terrified. Sometimes extremely angry. Hope I don't sound too pathetic.