I am being victimised and bullied at work. I am and EMT, employed fulltime as an EMA out of Dargaville Station St John.

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Good morning I am being victimised and bullied at work. I am and EMT, employed fulltime as an EMA out of Dargaville Station St John. I have vollunteered for St John for approx 10 years with casual contracts in patient transfer and worked as an event medic for approx the same amount of time. JA: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer? Customer: I have a diploma in ambulance prectice, qualified in 2013. JA: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union? Customer: I am also almost finished my Bachelor of Health Science with AUT South Campus, Auckland.I belong to First Union and have spoken to S***** S****** on several occasions. I have been given a support person, who lives next door to my station manager and is friends with him. I did not find him unbiased in the last meeting one week ago. One of the paramedics I work with C****** R****** is vistimising and bullying me making up lies about circumstances and making out things to be much worse than the actual event. JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: Yes We recently had a change of Territory Manager in Whangarei who covers our area. This person appears to have a personal vendetta against me and has encouraged the staff at Dargaville to stretch the truth and make out I am doing things Im not. (In other words lying). The things she is accusing me of are sackable offences, I am loath to get the patient involved due to his existing illness, and also patient confidentiality. The explanatory meeting is on 13 in Whangarei and I feel given what the paramedic is claiming about me they will sack me. I need legal representation as even if I go to this meeting it is just a farce as they will not listen to my side of the story anyway. Thats what happened at the previous meeting.

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You can choose your own support person for the meeting. You should be aware that the support person is not an advocate and would not generally speak at any such meeting. But you can instruct an employment lawyer or advocate to come to the meeting with you if you think it is likely to be a disciplinary meeting or even an investigation meeting. I would suggest that you find a suitable lawyer in Whangarei for the meeting coming up

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