hi i am currently employed as a health care assistant for a local trust who have supported my ambition to study nursing with the open uni, 14 years ago i went to prison for 4 months although i still protest my innocence, the issue is that i have had to go through a fitness to practice process with the open uni, which i do not have a problem with however a member of that panel has been obstructive and hostile she even sent me a rejection letter, which has now been retracted, their investigation into my character is still on-going my managers at the trust say that they believe that this person at the uni has made this personal, and is behaving unprofessionaly, obviously there is so much more to tell you, but due to the enormous stress ive been put under do i have a case, on the grounds of discrimination and indirect racism thank you rahul
You are not actual employed by the Open University but by the NHS Trust .As such you cannot directly claim against the Open Univ. as a result of the panel members actions. If you arranged the link with them then you can allege breach of contract or you can write a letter of complaint. Alternatively if the Open University link is through your employers then they can complain or if they have unreasonably failed to take any action you can lodge a grievance with your employers.
I hope this helps. If there are any further points please reply
Thank you for your reply my grievance is not with the open uni on a person on the panel who for the past 4 months has been hostile and obstructive
They have received a number of good references with regards to my character and accolades from patients and relatives yet this individual at the uni still says jm a significant risk to patients hence the rwason i and others believe that her hostility towards me was more personal rather than professional
If the person on the panel is employed by your employer then the route is to take out a grievance against them using your employers grievance procedure. Your employers must by law have a grievance procedure.
Unfotunately the person is employed by the open uni and not my trust
In which case my first answer applies.