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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. can you tell me are your HR department taking no further action against the line manager or are investigations still being made.
Also how long have you worked there for?
No, he has not been challenged or made accountable, their solution was to offer me to be on Leave of Absence to get better. This is my second year in this school, I presented my case to the NUT and the rep told me I had a case but discouraged me to take it further as it is a very stressful process and because I am leaving and my Head of Department is leaving, the school will not do anything about it, or basically nothing will happen. Thank you
When exactly did you start working there as that would be relevant?
I started working in this school on 1st September 2012
Bullying is unfortunately something that happens all too often in the workplace. The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) defines bullying as “offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or misuse of power through means that undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the recipient.” Whatever form it takes, it is unwarranted and unwelcome to the individual subjected to it.
Under law, specifically the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, an employer has a duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees. In addition, they have the implied contractual duty to provide a safe and suitable working environment. That includes preventing, or at least effectively dealing with bullying behaviour occurring in the workplace.
In terms of what the victim of bullying can do to try and deal with such problems, the following steps are recommended:
Is there any consideration taken for school years? I have already taken step 2 and written a grievance with the necessary evidence, as well as resigned, clearly mentioning to the Head Teacher that I was doing so because of this issue. But from what you tell me, there is no use to send the grievance as nothing will happen as I was originally advised?
what do you mean by school years?
School year is September to July, meaning that I would have completed two school years this July and my employment with the school ends in August this year, in my resignation I have stated that my employment ends on the 31st August, however my first year I worked on a one year contract from 1 Sept 2012 to August 2013 and then I was given a permanent contract from 1 Sept 2013 to 31 August 2014
No, it is calendar years, not school years so you only get the constructive dismissal rights in Sept 2014. So you can go through the grievance if you wish but f that is unsuccessful and your appeal also gets you nowhere, then you have to make a decision on whether to stay there or leave, remembering that if you leave you cannot make a claim at this stage
I have already resigned?
ok sorry you did not mention that in your original question, if that is the case it would be the end of the matter unfortunately because you do not meet the minimum criteria to make a claim to take t further
Ok, thank you very much for your answers and time
you are most welcome and sorry it was not better news