Can you not wear a visor? I am even claustrophobic on top of asthma and I wear visor instead of mask none said a thing
I'll try tomorrow
Try this letter
I am writing to yourself, as I have been informed by (XXX) that I must wear a mask in the workplace or face disciplinary action.
As I have made very clear to (XXX), I am exempt under the Government Legislation Exemptions from wearing a face covering of any type. There are many exemptions from wearing a face mask, which include hidden disabilities including - but not limited to;
because of any physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010(1)), or
without severe distress; https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/791/regulation/4/made
In accordance of Section 6 of the 2010 Equality act; I am protected against unlawful discrimination by my employer because of my disability/medical exemption. Under the act, you have a duty of care to make reasonable adjustments for any individuale who is at a substantial disadvantage due to their (hidden) disability.
I am legally under no obligation to divulge my private medical issues or provide proof in anyway of my exemption, as per the Data Protection Act 2018.
I enjoy my job and I would like to keep this as civil as possible, but as per my rights, I will be taking legal action if I face any disciplinary action because of my disability.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Good stuff dg151...a bit lengthy & too Legal, but the "knowledge" is powerful. I do a similar thing in a minor way - hit the Corporate Website (Grocers in my case) find the Contact Us page - tell them to STOP your Staff BULLIES from abusing of People with Mask Exemption OR face a Canadian Humans Rights complaint. Dollarama replied ASAP, said Sorry, sorry yadda, yadda, but still enforce the Gestapo rules? I just contacted No Frills (owned by Loblaws) after I was harassed by 3 Store Clerks who stalked me around the store & refused to be civilized even though, I was wearing the mask over my mouth...not my Nose! No reply yet, but they did give me a Case #?.
I was trying to appease the PARANOID People, but it was a big mistake! Going forward I'm DONE with this Maskerade! They deprive Us of 2 things essential to Humanity.....OXYGEN & a VOICE!! ~ Godspeed ~
Use the discrimination against disability act.