Thank you, you are so right. They had “some” sympathy with the vertigo but seemed to think that between vertigo attacks the motion intolerance I feel wasn’t bad enough from stopping me doing normal things. It’s astounding really.
I am on Job Seekers anyway because going back on ESA waiting for the tribunal was more hassle than it’s worth. I just can’t quite understand when they actually expect me to tell a potential employer about my Vertigo, I mean you can’t keep something like this a secret. If I kept quiet then was offered a job and fell down the stairs on my first day whose fault would it be, mine, the employers, the Job Centre and DWP~? Mine probably if I keep quiet. If I reveal it on an application form then chances are I wouldn’t get an interview anyway. If I reveal it at an interview probably the same outcome as IMO an employer isn’t going to take the risk.
As Sarah said above “Developing MAV when you are already in work and have an understanding employer is very different from having to find a job with the condition already affecting your everyday life.” I tried to put this to the Judge but all she said was employers have to make allowances these days. Not sure quite what planet the Judge comes from!!
Sadly the DWP and Tribunals Service are in each others pockets. They aren’t there to “help” people back into work, their job is purely to get people off benefits by any means possible.