UK aircrew reporting health deficits whilst flying following fume event on-board their aircraft

“Two occasions – these answers relate to the first time.  After landing at the rear of the [MAKE OF AIRCRAFT] all crew members smelled fumes.  Three of us felt lightheaded so went for lunch before our next flight.  Still all felt disorientated and nauseous but when this was reported to the Cabin Service Director in charge of the whole trip he asked if we wanted to go off sick or stay on the trip as it was going to be busy.  With [NAME OF AIRLINE] we are quite reticent about going sick as this adds to our likelihood of being called into the office and management meetings eventually leading to disciplinary action.  So we all continued to work the next sector which was not in fact busy. I took a drinks bar out and was surprised to find myself for the first time in twelve years’ flying attempting to pour orange juice into full glasses of water one more than one occasion.  I continued to feel odd confused and nauseous.  A few days later I went sick as I did not improve and I got a piercing headache that lasted approximately two weeks – right between my eyes”

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