Hi, Long story short, I graduated 5 years ago. Last December my line manager decided to micro manage me, after citing a lack of performance to be the reason for doing this. Over the past 5 years I have had 2 operations, one operation (lower jaw) ended up relapsing 18 months ago. This ended up affecting my performance due to the depression stemming from this. With that said, I was never incompetent at my work. I always completed the tasks and if I had any problems always cited I had difficulty. My employers main gripe seems 2 fold; 1) they have a history of disliking members of staff who have health problems as they feel it disrupts productivity. My managing director owns 2 companies, and in the sister company members of staff, who are in a similar situation often leave out of their own accord. In my case it seems as if my managing director is unhappy I have health problems. The company I work for is a start up and it is only until recently the culture is being defined. 2) My line manager is taking no responsibility for finding ways in motivating the team to do well and his own shortfalls. For example I was previously working remotely, and then suddenly told to work in the office by my line manager. Instead of giving me time to readjust (I had spent 4 years working remotely, allowed to set my own hours) and making sure the development environment was properly set up. He shifted all the blame onto me, causing me to miss tight deadlines that he set (which nobody else follows). It was only after I had lodged a grievance letter, where I had Skype conversations highlighting his incompetancies, my point was taken on board. But it left a bad taste in my mouth because I ended up wondering what would have happened if I never had any recorded evidence. 2) during the period above, when doing due diligence my line manager introduced an 'action plan'. Initially when he saw I was comfortably meeting the daily deadlines, he decided to turn them into hourly deadlines. This created a hostile working environment, and left me feeling like he was setting me up for failure. This dampened morale - left me feeling as though he was doing all that he could to build a paper trail, and I felt I was being picked on, so lodged the grievance letter. After I had lodged my grievance letter, I later found out that if I had followed his action plan, I would have failed. The nature of software development means that it is hard to set hard deadlines due to bug fixing and unforeseen circumstances. Incidentally there was one task on there, where I would have not met the deadline as half of the task needed to be trained in a language I am not trained in. Anyway, I eventually retracted my grievance letter and have done a lot of work. Despite this my line manager wants to escalate the procedure to a diciplinary hearing/first written warning. He told me yesterday, one day before I am off to have an operation. He told me that he had no plans to escalate it further, but it has left me feeling extremely unsettled. He has also told me that the company policy will be updated so that his hourly deadline action plan will be introduced officially, when he himself knows full well that does not work. 3) he knows that I am suffering from depression as a result of my ongoing health problems.his attitude is that unless you are 100 percent fit to work you should not work. My health problems means that there are days where I will solve problems slower than others - persistent swelling, depression kicking in and I don't work well at all in a micro management environment as it causes my mental state to deteriate. Aside from that I am very able with the work I do. I am now left not knowing what to do. I have never been in this situation before. Can someone shed some light on this. Thanks.