I have been working in the Social and Care Sector since 2002, whilst not blowing my own trumpet have a proving track record of successful positive outcomes for work carried out in various organisation and individuals.
In 2011, I was TUPE'd over to other larger organisation provide support to vulnerable young people. Although I had been working in that field continuously for 5 years before TUPE due to identified strategies, my dyslexia had no real negative on my ability to carry out my duties effect it enhance the work I carried out (always thinking out of the box, creative vision/skills).
My new employers (2011), was made aware of my dyslexia from the first day I started work, where at the I saw no need for reasonable adjustment. By March 2012, my workload doubled with additional responsibilities (much more than my other colleagues), this also resulted in the increase in paperwork/ICT task with tight deadlines. By September 2012, I was totally burnt out, sleepless nights to try and keep up with paperwork tasks, managing two semi independent scheme, floating support duties and dealing with ongoing incidents (high risk young person, that was not suitable for my schemes but placed by senior management without my input). I was signed off from work suffering from Acute Stress Disorder for 30 day. On my return, I had no risk assessment or reasonable adjustment despite organisation being aware of the course of my sickness. I continue to ask for support with my dyslexia until I was finally assessed in February 2015 and recommendation shared in March 2015.
Between March to September 2015, whilst still waiting for recommending adjustments, I experienced discrimination, harassment and victimisation and additional workload by the ending of September 2015 I was a nerves rack and signed off on longterm sick, where the harassment continue throughout my grievance process resulting in me having to resign in June 2016 breakdown of comfort and trust.
I am currently going through Employment Tribunal final hearing in January 2020, it has been a long and draining journey but God has guided and carried me to be able to successful in defeating any obstacle the organisation solicitor has tried in order to try and throw out my case.
As you can image, the whole impact had a negative effect on my self worth, and confident in working for any type of organisation and only managed build self esteem and be successful in find a job as Teacher Assistant for SEND school which has helped me to realise how truly bless I am.
My Employment Tribunal hearing is 7 days, and I am having great difficulty trying to find a barrister or obtain legal aid at a reasonable cost, so would really be grateful if anyone has any suggestions as I know this will be a very emotional time for me facing the perpetrators again.
Apologises, for spelling, grammar and thank you for taking time to read.