My partner was offered a settlement agreement and the opportunity to resign after overwork and poor management led to a bipolar episode (the school were aware of the diagnosis but had made no reasonable adjustments to their workload). Unfortunately, as the symptoms were manic there were some complaints from pupils and a disciplinary was held. Partner was offered opportunity to resign after disciplinary with the subtext that they would be fired if they chose not to accept the offer. Subsequent Safeguarding investigation was proven to be unsubstantiated. They have been out of teaching now for around 8 months having suffered from a severe episode of anxiety and depression as a consequence of their experience at the school. Thinking about future job applications, the concern is that any new employer may ask about disciplinary procedures on application form, thus rendering partners chances of progressing the application unlikely. Can the previous school confirm that they took place in light of the fact that they are then inadvertently disclosing the mental health diagnosis of the ex employee? Surely any new employer will ask what the disciplinary was for and in answering, partner will have to disclose mental health? It’s such a mine field! I should add that partner had been teaching for 8 years with an unblemished record before Bi Polar diagnosis and subsequent dismissal.