I was just wondering if there was any way my employer could force my resignation? I am currently on ACC for an injury

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Customer: Hi there, I was just wondering if there was any way my employer could force my resignation? I am currently on ACC for an injury which occured last June, it had been fixed with Cortisone injection but then became an issue again on the 18th of december, my boss manipulated me into going to a dr and getting back on ACC on the 6th of december in regards to "its your health, your career. if you dont get it sorted now, you may not have a career" (her words) but all of a sudden, it is "unsustainable" to have me on ACC and she wants a meeting to discuss how much longer it will be because its an inconvinience.. is there anything i can do to fight this? i love my job and i dont want to leave... but i feel like i have no choice anymore, i dont know what to do.
JA: Have you discussed the forced resignation with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: no, i spoke to my old manager who resigned on the 30th of December as she could not deal with the manager im referring to, any longer. I am an HCA at a rymans village, the village manager is the one trying to "encourage" my resignation.
JA: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?
Customer: i have been there 6 years, and my old manager who resigned, has told me that thew village manager was trying to get me to resign when they changed my shifts last year "temporarily".. i am not a union member, i have tried to get in touch with a member from work but i cant seem to reach them and im pretty sure we dont have a union rep onsite ..
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: i have had multiple occassions where they have walked over me and i have let them, i am at a loss of things i can think to do and i dont want to be treated like this because i am injured. The first meeting i had with my manager was one on one so its my word against hers but i have a meeting coming up in March with her when she gets back from holiday. I am taking a support person but this manager HAS just had an occasion since the start of January that has resulted i head office taking over and paying out the claimant with a stipulation of "NO Media" and this village manager is being watched by Head Office.
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HiI am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please give me a minute to read the question
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It is possible to make a person on ACC redundant with a proper process, and that may be what she is trying to do
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what is that proper process so I can see what she is doing and then is there anything I can do to counter her attempts? I have been there 6 years and I don't want to leave but I need to see a specialist and do whatever I need to and just resigning my hours is a loss to me because they have dropped my hours 5 years ago due to my prior anxiety and depression and then it took until 3 years ago to get more than 15 hours a week.. I have studied and completed level 3 and 4 for them.. I don't want to leave, I love my residents and I love the people there...
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You need to get a lawyer or union delegate to help with this and help fight for your job
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Thank you very much for your time, I really appreciate it :)
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