I am currently in the process of bringing a discrimination tribunal against my Headteacher. This is only slightly relevant but helps with context. I was very ill last year and off work for a while. This was initially in response to a miscarriage but then became work-related when the Head refused to do various things to make life manageable. Things still aren't great and my new job description - I am on leadership - is totally unmanageable. I have raised this as an issue but he just says 'it's the role' and implies that there is no limit on the hours he can get me to work. One of my jobs as part of my role is to organise a very large event, that takes months to put together. I had some support from office staff but the great majority of the organisation falls to me. I want it to be at a time of year that is most manageable for me in terms of workload, and actually suits the event best. The Head wants it to be at another time: my busiest. I have explained that it is unmangeable for my workload...but I suspect that's part of the point! Given that the event is completely delegated to me as part of my role, and given that it affects nobody but me when it is - and in fact, my choice of time would be easiest for everyone as we will all have lighter timetables and workload - do I have to go with his choice of date instead of mine? I suspect that the answer is yes, but it will significantly impact on my work and my teaching if I do. And probably my health but - again - I suspect that is the point.