Depression and Performance Review

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about depression:

My company has made me see a mental health counselor due to my depression. I saw the counselor under their terms, which was from the middle of August to the end of September. Whilst still seeing my counselor I was told that the amount of work I was producing was not enough. I asked to be given a chance to improve, since I was still seeing the counselor.

My line manager was not very understanding but said she would hold off for a month.When I had my monthly assessment today, which is obviously just 2 weeks after my counseling ended, I was told that even though I had several things that were really good, it wasn’t enough. She said “We can’t keep carrying you on a performance review plan for three months.” She said if there was no improvement I would basically be out of a job. Can she do this? This has made my depression worse and I don’t even want to go to work now, let alone work harder.

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