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Suspension - What?Where? When? Who?

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by Tinkerbell1987, May 3, 2012.

  1. Hello,
    I have recently been suspended from school as i forgot
    to give a child a dose of medication and then requested that i was no
    longer the one and only person responsible for administering. Obviously
    head was unhappy. I have searched everywhere for similar cases and union
    are completely involved. The allegation is gross negligence. Obviously
    going crazy and have no idea what is really going on. What is your
    opinion? Any experience or words of wisdom?
    [​IMG]
    Also, where do i stand with HR? They are currently not being helpful in any way whatsoever!
     
  2. Hello,
    I have recently been suspended from school as i forgot
    to give a child a dose of medication and then requested that i was no
    longer the one and only person responsible for administering. Obviously
    head was unhappy. I have searched everywhere for similar cases and union
    are completely involved. The allegation is gross negligence. Obviously
    going crazy and have no idea what is really going on. What is your
    opinion? Any experience or words of wisdom?
    [​IMG]
    Also, where do i stand with HR? They are currently not being helpful in any way whatsoever!
     
  3. Torey

    Torey Occasional commenter

    Giving medication is not part of the conditions of service. If you volunteered then you should have been given training and more than one person should share the responsibility. What would have happened if you were off sick? There should be a policy in place and I'd ask HR for a copy. Let your union deal with this and as this post identifies you get it pulled.
     
  4. Have school trained you as a first aider? Does the school have a policy for giving medication? In my school we have 5 trained first aiders, a very strict medications policy, and more to the point are very supportive of all our staff!!!!
     

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