Hi, If anyone can help me I would be much appreciative. I have worked at a free school since September 2014. In June 2016, I had 4 weeks off (the first four weeks after half term), because of work related stress. I came back to work the last week and a half before the end of the school year and started back in September as normal. Between September and January I began to struggle again, it was as if the stress of being off in June, had opened a mental can of worms and I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. School was less than supportive, but this is the impression I get that surrounds mental health issues. The second week in January I was unable to handle it, and have been off since then until last week. Occupational Health got involved and suggested a clear phased return for me over the next four weeks, which I have kept to and gone over really (in terms of duties at school), and thought things were going positively. The HR manager has just informed me today that regardless of this, they are talking to their legal team about terminating my contract, as they don't feel that I will be up for the job come September. As there won't be a Head of Department in place, but the Head of Department duties will still be there (essentially I would be a HOD without the pay - damn free schools). The HR Manager also clarified there is no issue with my actual teaching. This came as a bit of a shock as it was supposed to be an informal meeting. So I am wondering what on earth their grounds are for termination of contract. Surely they can't just terminate my contract because of illness, when I am following the back to work procedure and have had no issues, and if anything this is more than likely going to cause me stress and anxiety, which is what I am trying to overcome. Any advice, legal or otherwise would be extremely helpful. Thank you.