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Injury Arising At Work

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by MathsMaven, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. I have a question about injuries arising at work under the Burgundy Book.

    I have been off due to an acute depressive episode (diagnosed) for over a month. When I was first written off sick, I acquired a letter from my doctor stating that this was an injury that occurred at work (it was from bullying). I have kept the school informed at all times as to my state.

    I was told awhile ago that my sick pay at full pay runs out soon. I kept asking them to confirm the doctor's statement under clause 9 of the Burgundy book. They refused to answer and said it was an issue for my grievance procedure (which they are dragging out).

    I finally forced the issue and was told today that the school doesn't feel that this is an injury that arose from work and they are cutting my pay in half.

    As they have already coupled this question with my grievance, I'm feeling that I've satisfied my local options and should go straight to an employment tribunal.

    Does anyone have a suggestion for what I should do? They just refused to say anything until it was time to cut my pay... what is the point of clause 9 if the school can just say "nope, it wasn't an injury" and that's that?
  2. MikeS007

    MikeS007 New commenter

    Go to a lawyer specialising in employment law and industrial disputes... The initial consultation will cost around £300.. But money well spent.. NUT will be very weak at supporting you...can't speak for the other unions.
  3. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    ...or come to see us at CAB. We'll do it for nothing!

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