I've just been fired on the last day of my quarantine. For 10 days I couldn't provide for myself since I am hired through an agency and my work requires driving a LLOP. Today I've been informed I got fired. The agency employee called me and said that she is surprised herself, but main manager decided to remove me from the working position and that it's not about covid, but my mental health problems (I am suffering from depression that has been proved by a doctor, I am waiting for an assesment due to my ADHD and that I didn't even dare to mention it at work, I would be never treated seriously if a sickness leading me to pulling the trigger one day isn't enough of a reason). They basically needed to get rid of someone due to lack of orders in NHS warehouse, so they kicked out me for any other reason but being on quarantine that could be valid.
I've heard things like:
– other people have it worse, why can't you get yourself together
-you are only an agency worker so we don't care about changing workplace according to your needs
– if you said at the interview you are suffering from mental health problems we would never consider hiring you (ironically they accuse me of hiding medical condition away from them because I didn't have depression diagnosis on paper on the first day of work).
It's quite a thing to say when the whole workplace is plastered with posters saying ''You are not alone!'' or ''Mental Health Comes first!''.
I tried to defend myself saying that I am working my ass off for targets every day, that I like this work honestly and me not coming to work has nothing to do with need to skip work and be lazy. But all I've heard back was ''Well, when you decide to come to work…''
I had 10 days off in past 2 years almost. 10 days, including being hit by a car, being prescripted antidepressants that provided me from driving heavy machinery which caused me being absent for 2 days, I just skipped taking them and skipped my mental health to keep position, including family problem with my fiance, including death of my fuckin' grandma. I honestly think this 10 days is outstretched anyway, I wasn't shown any absence record so i could defend myself seeing actual reasons i gave my employer and dates.
I am so honestly fed up with this. Especially that they know work market sucks ass right now and they acted all superior.