I wish that everybody is well and happy.
Unfortunately I do not feel that way at present, because my company has arranged a way to push me out of my job.
I'm a professional security officer and when I was diagnosed in 2006, my contracts manager at the time gave me all the support that needed. He found a way for me to keep my job as he knew how important it was for me to work and to continue to have the respect of everybody around me and not feel any kind of pity.
He arrange with the client for me to work in a permanent position where I would do my job seating down.
All my life I have been a very active person and at the time it was very difficult to adapt myself to be in a place where the activity required was just from my brain.
Eventually, I did adapt to my duties and the fact that I worked with CCTV as well it helped.
Modesty apart I'm very good in my profession.
I secured my place for the last seven years , where the satisfaction of the client was quite high.
In 2011 my old company that had the security contract, after 10 years lost it.
Therefore , the actual company toke over with the start of the new financial year.
All employees were protected by the employment law and our jobs were protected by it.
However this company, from day one tried in a very dirty way to convince the majority of my colleagues to sign a zero hours contracts that would be the same as the one they already hold for many years and it was me and some other colleagues that told the ones targeted with such lie that they shouldn't sign such contracts and impose their rights to keep their positions as it has been for all those years service. The company didn't like it and I was pulled apart and threatened if I would continue to help my colleagues, I would suffer the consequences of it.
Certainly that it doesn't exist a law about what we can or not can speak within work colleagues and if a colleague would aske me to help and if I can, I'll always do it..
Furthermore, with threatening warnings about this or that, I've never felt intimidated by themand time went by with nothing more than words, until the 23th of October/12, when I was called by my manager to inform me that from the 30th of October/12 I would not work anymore in my permanent position and should work in a rotate schedulle like everybody else.
First of all my contract was different from my colleagues one. I worked from Tuesday to Saturday on a 5 days contract and my colleagues is 6 days on and 2 off.
Hence, first of all I cannot work all day standing still and certainly not work 6 days in a row.
My manager , made a big point to tell me that he didn't have any input or asked about such change because he knows very well that I cannot work standing still not even a hour, imagine all day.
They done this in purpose to force me to resign.
In a further conversation he trusted me the names of the ones who done it all to get rid of me, a 50 years old disabled female.
To be noted that since April 2011 the company got rid of some of my colleagues, who were part of the group they tried to dispose in the beging of the take over.
I'm taking the company to Court.
Hence, my big worry is in my age and mobility restrictions, who'll give me a job. My health is deteriorating as well and I'm falling in depression and dispair.
What do you think? Any suggestions?