I am being threatened by losing my job. Teacher. Human rights,union ,dr permission to work being held off ,worker

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Customer: I am being threatened by losing my job
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Teacher
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: Human rights,union ,dr permission to work being held off ,worker association
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I had sexual assult trauma and my employer is using this to keep me from work
Answered by Debra in 6 hours 2 years ago
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I would like legal advice about my teaching job where because of my mental health and sexual trauma I have become a target and I am being pushed out of my job
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Debra, Expert

Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

Customer
Thankyou
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Debra, Expert

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation. What province are you in please? What is your name doing for you?

Customer
I live in BC
Carmina Carretero
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Debra, Expert

I am sorry for the terrible typo. I was trying to ask you what your union was doing for you and spellcheck did something silly.

Customer
My union has mixed me up told me to do things that later backfire against my case then after I fled a grievance they were distant changed partners and th
Customer
e were disrespectful saying I do not have a right to hear bctf lawyer about my case that I was not allowed to see documents
One wouldn't let me show her
Customer
my evidence and told me rudely to kind my own buisness and let her do my job
The rep union at school won't write any letters in my behalf and the other
Customer
teachers neither the hr lies and said they have 8 teachers that think I'm lieing
Customer
They pushed the grievance until after covid 13
Customer
My Dr s notes have been sent back three or four times
Customer
My psychiatrist yelled at me over a phone meeting on Friday then yesterday the assistant was mad at me and yelled disrespectfully
Customer
This last call was not from the Victoria health mental health centre
Customer
Work safe did a psychologist assessment that was deciphering that I had ptsd symptoms from the sexual trauma in my classroom the bullying sex harrassment
Customer
WorkSafe approved my ability to work and said I was recovering from my trauma and there is still a problem
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Debra, Expert

If there is a grievance hearing booked for after COVID then that is the best you can hope for now. No one can get around the COVID situation legally. There are no hearings of this sort now at all and for clear reasons.

Your union owes you a duty of fair representation and if you find down the road that they are not representing you fairly then you can file a complaint of unfair representation with the labour board against the union and seek damages.

As well, if you can show that the union cannot or will not help you then you can later file a complaint of discrimination with the Human rights Tribunal. You can complain that this is a case of discrimination on the basis of disability in the workplace. You cannot do this now though. For now you will have to wait until this crisis has passed.

Does that help?

Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don't have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don't feel that I have please don't hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.

Customer
I have already filed a human rights form complaint I have a theory that the are making money of of this as if it were a distraction
Customer
I also have been bullied and harassed by students and admin and parents since I arrived almost 4 years ago
Customer
Surrey is not like this at there district
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Debra, Expert

There is nothing more you can do but wait then.

Customer
This I unprofessional and I am so confused how they could break my teacher authority after the student masterbated in my class for 40 mins and I have PTSD
Customer
Ok is their a BC spy agency that you know of or cia because I feel unsafe and my life is endangey
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Debra, Expert

I am just a lawyer and I don't now about spy agencies.

Customer
Hmm does it sound unprofessional in your opinion like a bribe
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Debra, Expert

Here's what I think. You are a teacher and you are lucky because you have a strong union. Your union has filed a grievance. If it doesn't work you have also filed a complaint with the human rights tribunal.

That is all you can do and so that is all you should consider it for now.

It is hard to wait when you are anxious and feeling that something is unfair but you cannot do anything more and so you should simply wait.

Customer
thank-you
I have been waiting since Dec so this and all the threats have made this a suffocating environment
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Debra, Expert

But as you are not teaching now you are safe from that environment until the grievance.

Customer
Actually no my mother just threatened to have me sent to the Victoria mental health by calli g my dr
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Debra, Expert

Please rate this post now.

If you want to start a new question about your mother's threat then please start a new post and I can assist you there.

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