How The Vulnerable Are Tricked!

Mervelee Myers

Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP

10 Queen Street Place

London EC4R 1BE

27th December 2016 & updated 8th September 2017

Dear Sir/Madam

I would just like to take this opportunity as a matter of curtesy to acknowledge the fact that despite London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) http://www.leyf.org.uk trying to mislead you into taking up their case against me, you did not. I am thankful that you did see sense and identified the discrepancies in their arguments that caused you to send out email/letter to me on the 24th September 2015. Otherwise your Law Firm might be forever linked to the incompetent, corrupt and unprofessional organisation that (LEYF) has become since late 2013 or there about? Now that I have come to the end of the ET Case and received the judgement at https://www.gov.uk/employment-tribunal-decisions. I know exactly how unscrupulous are those in Power of Authority that I thought were there to protect vulnerable employees. And I will have to let you know I think BWB is no better in light of the letter that was sent to me on the 16th August 2017. Therefore I am putting all correspondences in the Public Domain, so the world can see what I am up against.

In retrospect, I wrote an “Open Letter” in October 2015, one of four that were also sent to the UK Government at http://www.gov.uk/Number10. The Union VOICE at http://www.voicetheunion.org.uk. The Daily Express Newspaper at http://www.express.org.uk because I contributed to the Mental Health CRUSADE and seek their advice about my situation at work in confidence. Although there were no acknowledgement of the letter and the attachments, I am satisfied that my arguments were taken into considerations why services were withdrawn from (LEYF). I sent in the second correspondences after learning that my email was used for online DBS application which was withdrawn. I still did not get any response.

I was sent an introductory email on the 09th March 2015 by Mr John Fenton re: Agenda For Case Management At Preliminary Hearing as the Defence representing (LEYF). When I meet Mr Fenton on the 15th March 2015 and he asked for a consultation after the Hearing, the first thing I asked about was (LEYF) Solicitors at http://www.bwbllp.com that contacted me on the 24th September 2015. He failed to address my query, and brushed the matter aside. This would turn out to be how Mr John Fenton go about the Employment Tribunal matters until the 21st December 2016 when he admitted that he is not a Solicitor and has never told anyone he is. At the same time telling me that he would have to make an offer of £3,000.00 of the original £4,000.00 because cost was going up. He asked the ET to release me from the Court Orders Oath, so they could try to trick me into signing my rights over to them, and that’s what he told me in the presence of the persons who accompanied me to the ET. Then he said he was not aware about the offer of £58,000.00 in the Telephone Conciliation. And yes I was tricked about the TC until I had to get in touch with the ET about the arrangements.

Mr John Fenton left me with the impressions that he is a Solicitor and in my correspondences, I refer to him as the “Respondent’s Solicitors”. You might be wondering the reasons why I am contacting you about this matter. I am trying to make this as specific to the point, because you were the first to contact me re my grievances with (LEYF). I have since been using your information in my Fight4justice campaign on Social Media. And owing to information that recently came to light, I would like to make an attempt to correct any misrepresentations of the facts I placed in the public domain. Owing to the facts of the deceits of with email of the 16th August 2017, I want the PUBLIC to be aware of the nature of the indirect discrimination that I am facing from all quarters because LEYF have friends in high places and can pull the wool over the eyes of even the ET.

In the future even if I decided to mention Bates Wells Braithwaite, I will ensure that the public is aware that the company acted professionally in all matters dealing with the correspondences during the time you represented (LEYF) so there are no ambiguities in the role you played.  As yet I still do not possess the legal knowledge or expertise to carry out the work of representing myself that was forced on me since 27th September 2015, when I resigned. I am just learning willy-nilly, as I go along, and that’s why I think I will be trying to go into ADVOCACY, because I have met so many former employees with similar experiences to mine. Now I am letting BWB know that since they did not acknowledge my correspondences, it must be taken that they were not in aggreement with the statement that they acted professionally. Therefore I will have to show the world, by sharing so they know that there are unprofessionals like BWB that are willing to drive a person with my disabilities to commit suicide. HCT Group at http://www.hctgroup.org already have me down in the Impact Report as a statistic of 1 in 5 suicides are associated with unemployment. When you consider I told HR Dilys Epton about my PTSD caused from my Father’s illness from early which left him unable to work and caused me to become PARANOID of not been able to work to provide for my needs. I know for a fact that’s why my FILE is taken away to use the information to use my VULNERABILITY to destroy me and my dependents. Refer to the eamil to HR Dilys Epton dated 14th March 2015.

I have been dealing with Mr John Fenton from 9th March 2016 as (LEYF) Solicitor. However even I was perplexed by some of the things he’d done as the case progressed. Without prejudice I am sure I was doing a better job preparing my case from the beginning than he was doing. We were in court for 20 – 22nd December 2016 hearing, with the Respondent Barrister Ms Jones. Like Mr Fenton told me when he decided he wanted to talk, he was there to advise me, offering me a Commercial Settlement.

Mr Fenton said he knew I could not deal with the STRESS of going to court, so I asked if he’d seen my FILE. The only place Mr Fenton could have got information about my disabilities is from my FILE that was withheld from me before I left Luton Street Community Nursery on the 22nd July 2014. Despite making attempts to collect it, I was never successful. I left (LEYF) employment without getting access to my FILE in the end. I already know how unscrupulous Solicitors and Unions work, because this is the second time I am encountering such practices. That’s why they will not be allowed to get away this time round, as I am empowering myself to expose them for what they are.

Well Ms Jones introduced herself as (LEYF) Barrister, but saying she was there to advise me, just like Mr Fenton did at our first meeting. The pattern was a well establish one, if I was gullible enough to take the bait. She said the offer was still on the table, but the case would be struck out. Ms Jones admitted to the courts she did not prepare the case, my witness statements was packed with lies and I did not comply with the Judge’s Orders, so it was waste of time and money and she did not want me to question the witnesses. I might ask questions that are irrelevant. Yet Mr Fenton is the one who did not comply with the Judge’s Orders as can be seen from my correspondences that I copied the ET into each time. I was expected to remember every single details, despite the whole world knowing that I CANNOT function under PRESSURES and I know the triggers for my disabilities. Yet the 7 Witnesses were exempted because Ms Jones who did not prepare a case got her wishes. I would like it be known that all Ms Jones did throughout was redicule me about my disabilities – STRESS INCONTINENCE and my need to use the toilet.

When the judges did not strike the case out, the Barrister claimed she was not feeling well. She later asked my Step-Son if he had legal trainings. The next day I turned up at court and the Barrister was absent. The clerk of the courts told me she called in saying that she have contagious sickness from yesterday and her doctor placed her under quarantine, not to leave home for forty eight (48) hours. The case was adjourned but not before I was once again gagged by (LEYF). However I complied on the grounds that the gagging could only start on the 21st December 2016, because I have materials in CyberSpace that I can’t retrieve. Ms Jones acted unprofessionally pulling a SICKIE that the ET called her unfortunate illness. But they could not see my urgent need to use the loo when I asked to go, because I could not hold it. Also there were 3 Medical Reports from the Judges Orders and the Occupational Health Doctor’s. Dr Crawford advised me to seek Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to find out why I react to certain situations the way I do. I got counselling at http://www.slam-iapt.nhs.uk/southwark. So I can’t understand what else I was supposed to have done to prove my disabilities. Maybe save the clothes that I leaked in for the ET?

The lifting of the “OATH” was so that (LEYF) could get to talk to me to try give up and sign my rights over to them. In the process that’s when Mr John Fenton said he is not a Solicitor and has never told anyone that he is. He seems to have developed the same memory loss he mentioned in the ET3 form about me. Now I realise why the Barrister came to court without preparing the case and continuing with the discrimination started on the 23rd July 2014 when I transferred to BIB. I am just giving prior warnings why I might have to refer to the correspondences of the 24th September 2015 to defend myself in court and in the public domain.

I set up my Fight4justice Page wwe.merveleeconsultancy.uk and intends to branch out into Advocacy after the case is finished on the 3rd March 2017. I am hoping to refer to the company as operating under the remit of the International Rules of Law, Country Legislations and Codes of Practices and Conducts in turning down (LEYF) as a client. I am sure I will not be doing any such thing in the light of the unprofessional actions of the 16th August 2017. And BWB still don’t have the decency to acknowledge receipt of my correspondence. All BWB intended to do was to harass, bully and intimidate me, but I will be fighting to the death. If it become too much for me to bear and I can’t take no more. I will make sure the world know of all who are responsible as I told HR Dilys Epton in my email of the 14th March 2015 http://www.leyf.org.uk.

Once again thanks for listening to me and giving me a voice to tell my side of the story before jumping to conclusions when no one else would, because I am not a legal entity. But now the ET states in the judgement that Legal Entity do not discriminate, people do. Well I want the world to know who are the people that discriminate against me at LEYF and their associates from the 23rd July 2014. It is online at https://www.gov.uk/employemt-tribunal-decisions/ms-m-myers-v-london-early-years-foundation-2300047-2016. When the ET judges without prejudice take 5 months to copy and paste LEYF Summary and post online in 3 days. Yet when I called the ET to find out what was happening with the case I was given excuses about lack of resources and heavy workloads. That’s why there will be more Stephen Lawrence, Soham School Girls, the Dunblane School, Megan’s Law, Victoria Climbie, Milly Dowler, Damilola Taylor, Baby Peter and the Grenfell Tower.

I am eternally grateful and will continue to be proactive in using my experiences in helping righting the social injustice and inequalities perpetuated against the vulnerable employees by employers like (LEYF). Now I would like to refer BWB to Dr Maria Hudson 2012 Research Paper Ref: 01/12 – The Experience of Discrimination on Multiple Grounds. ACAS: research@acas.org.uk and http://www.acas.org.uk/rearchpapers. By now BWB must that I will not be promoting the company as professionals to be emulated throughout the rest of my campaigns. Because they have shown by the way they go about the indirect discrimination that they are worse than vultures waiting on me to die by committing suicide, hench the harassment, bullying and intimidation.

But yet when I use the only means availbale to stop myself committing CRIMINAL OFFEBCES, I was penalised by the ET. I would like the Public to help me to show that I only became the person discribed online by the ET after I got back from buring my MOTHER, transferred to BIB and the plots started to DISMISS me from my job. Barrister Samantha Jones keep saying it at the ET, the same way she keeps reading out the Facebook post that I’d written as a result of the passive aggressive behaviours to stop me getting in trouble by committing criminal offences. I want others to decide when I became that person who was struggling to save myself from the PTSD caused by LEYF and the associates. Lets see who is honest enough to find the truths of the matter and decide whether or not I have disabilities and is a credible witness. Because the ET must have already made up their minds, so only went through the functions of the hearings. If Ms Jones illness was an unfortunate one, my disabilities were diagnosed and I provided the evidence. Even when the Equality Act 2010 state that one does not have to have a Medical Diagnosis to prove they have a disbility. Mine are complex disabilities that I think the ET think I could turn on and off like a tap. The way Samantha Jones pulled a SICKIE for 48 hours.

Kindest regards.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mervelee Myers FD (Open)

 

How They Trick The Vulnerable

Mervelee Myers

Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP

10 Queen Street Place

London EC4R 1BE

27th December 2016 & updated 8th September 2017

Dear Sir/Madam

I would just like to take this opportunity as a matter of curtesy to acknowledge the fact that despite London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) http://www.leyf.or.uk, trying to mislead you into taking up their case against me, you did not. I am thankful that you did see sense and identified the discrepancies in their arguments that caused you to send out email/letter to me on the 24th September 2015. Otherwise your Law Firm might be forever linked to the incompetent, corrupt and unprofessional organisation that (LEYF) has become since late 2013 or there about? When I asked Mr John Fenton if my correspondences were passed on to him, he brushed the matter aside.

In retrospect, I wrote an “Open Letter” in October 2015, one of four that were also sent to the UK Government http://www.gov.uk/Number10, the Union VOICE http://www.voicetheunion.org.uk, and the Daily Express Newspaper http://www.express.org.uk. Although there were no acknowledgement of the letter and the attachments, I am satisfied that my arguments were taken into considerations why services were withdrawn from (LEYF). I sent in the second correspondences after learning that my email was used for online DBS http://www.disclosure.gov.uk, application which was withdrawn. To my surprise after not hearing from BWB from that time I received correspondences again on the 16th August, reminding me of the correspondence of the 24th September 2015. I find that very unprofessional indeed, because I thought you had no connections with LEYF.

I was sent an introductory email on the 09th March 2015 by Mr John Fenton re: Agenda For Case Management At Preliminary Hearing as the Defence representing (LEYF).  So why were there no mention of BWB from that time leading up to the ET Case that concluded on the 3rd March 2017? When I met Mr Fenton on the 15th March 2015 and he asked for a consultation after the Hearing, the first thing I asked about was (LEYF) Solicitors that contacted me on the 24th September 2015. He failed to address my query, and brushed the matter aside. This would turn out to be how Mr John Fenton go about the Employment Tribunal matters until the 21st December 2016 when he admitted that he is not a Solicitor and has never told anyone he is.

Mr John Fenton left me with the impressions that he is a Solicitor and in my correspondences, I refer to him as the “Respondent’s Solicitors”. You might be wondering the reasons why I am contacting you about this matter. I am trying to make this as specific to the point, because you were the first to contact me re my grievances with (LEYF). I have since been using your information in my Fight4justice campaign on Social Media, https://www.facebook.com/public/Mervelee-Myers. And owing to information that recently came to light, I would like to make an attempt to correct any misrepresentations of the facts I placed in the public domain.

In the future even if I decided to mention Bates Wells Braithwaite, I will ensure that the public is aware that the company acted professionally in all matters dealing with the correspondences during the time you represented (LEYF) so there are no ambiguities in the role you played.  As yet I still do not possess the legal knowledge or expertise to carry out the work of representing myself that was forced on me since 27th September 2015, when I resigned. I am just learning willy-nilly, as I go along, and that’s why I think I will be trying to go into ADVOCACY, because I have met so many former employees with similar experiences to mine.

I have been dealing with Mr John Fenton from 9th March 2016 as (LEYF) Solicitor. However even I was perplexed by some of the things he’d done as the case progressed. Without prejudice I am sure I was doing a better job preparing my case from the beginning than he was doing. We were in court for 20 – 22nd December 2016 hearing, with the Respondent Barrister Ms Jones. Like Mr Fenton told me when he decided he wanted to talk, he was there to advise me, offering me a Commercial Settlement.

Mr Fenton said he knew I could not deal with the STRESS of going to court, so I asked if he’d seen my FILE. The only place Mr Fenton could have got information about my disabilities is from my FILE . The FILE that was withheld from me before I left Luton Street Community Nursery on the 22nd July 2014. Despite making attempts to collect it, I was never successful. I left (LEYF) employment without getting access to my FILE in the end. I already know how unscrupulous Solicitors and Unions work, because this is the second time I am encountering such practices. That’s why they will not be allowed to get away this time round, as I am empowering myself to expose them for what they are.

Please do the research at http://www.acas.org.uk/researchpapers. Dr Maria Hudson 2012 Research Paper Ref: 01/12 https://www.essex.ac.uk. Mervelee Tomlinson/Pulse…https://www.linkedin.com. There are lots of People with Mental Health Walking around. When I… https://plus.google.com/100939131463790195264/posts/7RvPjYropAy posted on the 3rd April 2015. I was tricked and sent on Medical Suspension from the Prestigious HOC after concerns were raised about my Mental Health resulting from trumped up allegations on the 12th and investigations on the 13th March 2015. I write a letter to Senior HR Dilys Epton asking her to stop the gag she placed me under using the Confidentiality Policy & Procedures. That letter was dated 14th March 2015, detailing the events that caused my DISABILITIES. I would appreciate if BWB could make it known to the ET https://www.gov.uk/employment-tribunal-decisions, whether LEYF breached any of the international laws, legislations, conducts and codes of practice in light of the fact that one have to be SECURITY CLEARED to work at the HOC?

Well Ms Jones introduced herself as (LEYF) Barrister, but saying she was there to advise me, just like Mr Fenton did at our first meeting. The pattern was a well establish one. If I was gullible enough to take the bait, she would have only confused me further like she turned out to have been. She said the offer was still on the table, but the case would be struck out. Ms Jones admitted to the courts she did not prepare the case, my witness statements was packed with lies and I did not comply with the Judge’s Orders. So it was waste of time and money and she did not want me to question the witnesses. I might ask questions that are irrelevant, but considering I am a Lay Person who was forced to represent myself, I find that rather strange. I was expected to recall everything re the 7 Witnesses, but all 7 have difficulties recalling anything. Yet I am the one with disabilities, verified by 3 Medical Reports and that of Dr Crawford. Dr Crawford advised me to seek Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to find out why I react to cs

When the judges did not strike the case out, the Barrister claimed she was not feeling well. She later asked my Step-Son if he had legal trainings. The next day I turned up at court and the Barrister was absent. The clerk of the courts told me she called in saying that she have contagious sickness from yesterday and her doctor placed her under quarantine, not to leave home for forty eight (48) hours. The case was adjourned but not before I was once again gagged by (LEYF). However I complied on the grounds that the gagging could only start on the 21st December 2016, because I have materials in Cyber Space that I can’t retrieve.

The lifting of the “OATH” was so that (LEYF) could get to talk to me to try give up and sign my rights over to them. In the process that’s when Mr John Fenton said he is not a Solicitor and has never told anyone that he is. He seems to have developed the same memory loss he mentioned in the ET3 form about me. Now I realise why the Barrister came to court without preparing the case and continuing with the discrimination started on the 23rd July 2014 when I transferred to BIB. I am just giving prior warnings why I might have to refer to the correspondences of the 24th September 2015 to defend myself in court and in the public domain.

I set up my Fight4justice Page and intends to branch out into Advocacy after the case is finished on the 3rd March 2017. I am hoping to refer to the company as operating under the remit of the International Rules of Law, Country Legislations and Codes of Practices and Conducts in turning down (LEYF) as a client.

Once again thanks for listening to me and giving me a voice to tell my side of the story before jumping to conclusions when no one else would, because I am not a legal entity. I am eternally grateful and will continue to be proactive in using my experiences in helping righting the social injustice and inequalities perpetuated against the vulnerable employees by employers like (LEYF). I will be promoting the company as professionals to be emulated throughout the rest of my campaigns.

Kindest regards.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mervelee Myers FD (Open)

 

Another Miscarriages Of Justice

Open Letter To LEYF Solicitors 15th October 2015 updated 8th September 2017

Making the most of my opportunities

It is with a sad heart and tears in my eyes that I am sitting down to write this letter to highlight my plight. Because once again I find myself in a situation where I am being penalised for my knowledge, values and beliefs and I have no say in the outcome. I was drawn to contacting the LEYF Solicitors http://www.bwbllp.com, to highlight my plight after experiencing a year of “Direct Discriminations” by my former employers who because I am now being contacted on their behalf. Since I am in the public’s eye, but might not necessarily be known for any other reasons than those that the employers are peddling of me since I transferred to a new site they recently took over. After they decided they got the best out of me and I am no longer of use.

I would like to take the time to introduce myself briefly, using my talents and creativity in the form of my “Continuing Personal Professional Developmental Plan – CPPDP” that they are trying to stop me developing. I would also like to let it be known what my vision is for the future. I am an advocate of inclusion with the dreams of going back to my beloved country – Jamaica to make valuable contributions to developing the “Early Childhood Education and SEND” in particular. I do not want another MOTHER and their child to go through the experiences I did as a young uneducated parent 40+ years ago.  My name is Mervelee Ionie Myers formerly Nembhard and I am currently married to Arnold Ebenezer Tomlinson since 21st May 2014.

I have been living at 16 Alma Grove, Bermondsey, London SE1 5PY since 4th December 2000 after a “brief spell living in a refuge” and not 16a -16b as the employers use when it suits them. I was made “homeless after suffering years of domestic violence” and had to run for my life when my ex-husband became abusive and “threatened to kill” me one evening after coming in from work. As a result of my experiences I have had to find early intervention strategies via studies and trainings to cope with my “hidden disability that I always called Parkinson Disease” http://www.parkinson.org.uk. I was diagnosed with “Chronic Anxiety” in 2006 when I had to do an exam as part of my studies with the Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/ceremonies. It was only via studies that I realised that my “Hidden Disability” which I had, throughout my childhood prevented me from achieving my full potential.

Therefore even though I was a bright child from Primary into Secondary School education, I did not achieve my potentials. Because I was unable to “perform under pressure” I was left feeling totally worthless and without a sense of purpose. I had to live under a cloud with this shadow hovering over me, making it almost impossible to live a normal life. However I did my best and struggled through life that was froth with much that I had to overcome. I just could not understand why I was different and I suffered as a result of my lack of knowledge. Therefore I have to now credit the “Open University” for equipping me to deal with and get on with my life. It was whilst studying at the OU that I learned about developing a “Defensive Practice” something I’d always done before however.

I got the opportunity to live in the UK when I met my ex-husband on one of his visits back home – Jamaica. I first came for a visit, went back, returned living here from June, got married 20th October 1992 and has always worked. Being able to work to provide for my “basic needs empowered me to overcome the poverty” in which I was brought up because of no fault of my parents but circumstances beyond anyone’s control. I started doing “Cleaning Jobs with Contractors” because at first I believed that was all I was capable of doing. I took a break after I was out of work to do a “Care Assistant Training Course” in 1996, but went back to cleaning. I realised that working in an institution which reminded me of my father and grandmother’s suffering was not for me. I could not “cope emotionally” http://www.mqmentalhealth.org/Mental-Health/Mental-Illness, with caring for the elderly, sick and infirmed.

My own personal experiences of helping my “mother caring for my father and grandmother who died a month of each other” in 1980 had already taken tolls on my life. I went back to cleaning, but was inspired when working at the BBC by what I witnessed when I went to “clean the workplace nursery bathrooms”. I was a “Basic School Teacher” back home, so I was familiar with what was happening in the nursery. I told myself that I could do better than what I was doing as a “cleaner” and made the decision to do something about my situation. I’d gone for an interview for a job in a nursery before, but did not get the post. I decided to get the relevant qualifications to better my prospects. I enrolled at Lambeth College in September 1997 -1999 to gain “qualifications in childcare and education”  https://ofqual.gov.uk/qualifications-and-assessment/qualification-frameworks/levels-of-qualification/.

And because I was not entitled to any help with my studies, I carried on doing part time cleaning to pay my way. After my initial doubts because I knew I was not a good student from prior experiences and a matured student long out of education. I struggled through school because I was unable to perform under pressure. Although I managed to pass some examinations, 6 subjects at JSC and English Language GCE O’Level I might have had a better outcome in life, if I did not have disabilities from puberty. I was unable to get a proper job like my peers even though I’d done well at school. So I ended up burdened with “mental health issues” MerveleeTomlinson/Pulse… https://www.linkedin.com, which I had no knowledge of at the time because of my “Hidden Disability of Chronic Anxiety that I called Parkinson Disease”. My father was struck down with “Parkinson Disease from an early age” and I only ever recalled him being ill from my “early teens”!

I had to take on additional responsibilities, do without lots of things that were the norms for my peers and “helped mum care for dad who was sick for over a decade”. This situation with my family had some negative impacts on my life. I only managed to sort myself out after coming to the UK and enhanced knowledge via studies. I was able to take control of my life as I resolved to make the most of my deficits and limitations http://www.slam-iapt.nhs.uk/southwark, without becoming a victim. I have always been a “Background Person” as I can get much done in my “Comfort Zone”. Where I am not pressured to perform under the critical glare of anyone who might not understand about my conditions https://www.gov.uk/employment-tribunal-decisions. Because I know me best, I try my best to operate without the pressures that cause me to fail, http://www.leyf.org.uk.

Penalised for my knowledge, values and beliefs

I graduated from Lambeth College after my initial doubts with “BTEC National Diploma & Student of the Year Certificates” and my tutors recommended that I go to university. However even if I’d wanted to, I couldn’t have gone at the time, due to my marital personal problems. I done a placement at “Turney Special School where one of the teachers recommended that I should try to get a job” with the school because of my “professionalism. And even more importantly, my empathy for children with SEND”, http://www.gov.uk/government/publications. My personal experiences, struggling with my hidden disability and then having a child as a teenage mother. Who was wrongly diagnosed with multiply disabilities prepared me to cope with SEND http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/parents, children and their family. I was lucky to get a job as a “Room Leader” straight out of Lambeth College on the recommendations of one of my tutors at a Private Day Nursery. Where I worked with Joelle Lax, who was to play important roles in my life when I worked at LEYF, https//www.justice.gov.uk/tribunals/employment/claims/responding.

I was still doing part time cleaning and working full time to supplement my income. Because I had responsibilities for helping to school my children and I promised my younger brother to support him through “Teacher’s College” as well. By this time I was continuing my search for the ideal job and once I got that thirst for studying to enhance knowledge, I wanted to carry on. I thought I’d found the ideal job working in the NHS in 2003 – 2008. I told myself I’d work in that job until I retired or ready to go back home – Jamaica. I’d already had “My Vision of returning home to contribute to Early Childhood Education and SEND in particular” which laid the foundation for my passion, working with young children. Once I was settled in the NHS job, I enrolled with the Open University to continue studies in 2004 – 2010.

One of my courses – Health and Social Care where I learned about the humanity of dealing with children and the elderly from “cradle to the grave” was paid for by the Union  I was advised to join by my then partner now husband. It was whilst doing the Health and Social Care course that I learned about some of the “strategies and coping skills” http://www.iopkcl.ac.uk, which I actually apply and implement to turn my life around. However I was destined to be confronted and beset with barriers, constraints and limitations from early, https://www.essex.ac.uk, once I decided to embark on studies to improve my prospects in life. I adhered to current government, OFSTED http://www.disclosure.gov.uk. And EYFS http://www.education.gov.uk/contactus, Welfare Requirements laws and legislations. British Ethical Guidelines from the Open University and my own knowledge, values and beliefs that were instilled in me https://www.facebook.com/public/Mervelee-Myers.

But instead of being valued for my contributions to making the “Nursery a Beacon of Best Inclusive Practice” I was viewed as a threat to their outdated practices, http://www.ofsted.gov.uk. Throughout my time of 6 years I was “treated unfairly” and even though I sought support from the Union, they turned against me when I needed them most. Finding I couldn’t cope after my “health was affected” http://www.express.org.uk, I sought advice from Mental Health CRUSADE. During the period of time when I had a sudden loss”, death of my brother at 56 years old. I had no recourse but to “Self-Refer to Occupational Health” because I began to believe the “allegations they were making up against me to be true”.  I was declared fit to return to my job, but the unfair treatment continued. Because once any organisation have it in for you, you can’t do anything to wipe the slate clean and redeem yourself.

The same thing happened again at LEYF during the time I was experiencing bereavement and loss https://www.linkedin.com. This lasted from the time I got back from burying my MOTHER at BIB, to when I was forced to resign after a Nervous Breakdown after yet another Suspension. I only realised what was happening to me when I attended the AOUG Awards and Lecture at the OU. The Lecture was about Neureoscience and the Law and it was only then I realised what LEYF was doing to me was exactly what was done to me at KINGS, http://www.acas.org.uk/researchpapers. The unions, the solicitors and CAB and Legal Advisors, the LEA, the establisments and the systems all coluded to discriminate against me. The only thing that remain consistent is the fact that the DOCTORS pass me fit to go back to work.

I tried my best, but couldn’t cope as I was having “palpitations, going through the menopause and getting some of the signs and symptoms linked to the changes and I was depressed”. So I had no other recourse but to resign in order that “I could manage my hidden disability and health conditions. I made the “mistake of taking the employers to the Employment Tribunal” Dr Maria Hudson 2012 ACAS Research & Evaluation Programme @acas.org.uk. And if I knew then what I know now I wouldn’t have done. The Union I paid my fees to, did not give me any support, and after asking me to send in evidence of my ordeals claimed they did not receive them and dropped the complaints. Instead they colluded with the employers because they were all in it together. From experiences I now realised that this is how the system works and small persons like me don’t have a chance.

The Union Representative who accompanied me to the “Hearing was so scared”. She agreed to everything that they said without saying a word on my behalf. Then after the hearing she “called me at home to tell me what they would charge me with and that she resigned” her post. I am sure that must have been conflict of interests for her to be told immediately after the hearing and for her to resign, scared out of her wits. That was the “kind of brick wall I came up against” when I decided to take the employers to the “Tribunal” as no one would support or offer me any advice. All the agency and professionals, LEA, Council, OFSTED, CAB, Solicitors, etc… either joined in “driving me to despair” or refused to provide me with any representations. This time the http://www.voicetheunion.org.uk Rep Darren Mahon disappeared after accompanying me to the Disciplinary Hearing.

So I was left to fend for myself, preparing my case and representing myself at the Tribunal. Considering my “Hidden Disability and the Depression” I’d developed resulting from the “unfair treatments when I thought I was going mad”. As well as experiencing changes linked to the menopause, palpitations leaving me to end up in the “outpatient department” at the hospital, I couldn’t cope.  The employers got their “Big Named Solicitors” who used underhand tactics of delaying and saying they did not received documents I’d sent. They claimed they did not have anyone to deal with the case and did not comply with some of the dictates of the Tribunal.

At the last minute they made an offer of a settlement to get to me on the day of the “Hearing so I had no time to consider and make a decision”. I was offered a minimal sum by the “Courts” after the case and even had to ask for them to pay me after they claimed they did. I was “shaking in court that the judge exclaimed I was unable to open the folder” http://www.parkinson.org.uk, but no account was taken of my situation. Although I had documentations, I could not prove my case because I had no knowledge about the “Legal Jargons” involved. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I did not do anything wrong and only wanted a “better outcome for the vulnerable children” I worked with http://www.resourcesforautism.org.uk. And was applying and promoting best inclusive practice learned via studies http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/parents. That’s why the parents supported me with testimonials, but they were not taken into considerations.

Social Injustices and Inequalities

But little did I know the impact on my emotional health and wellbeing, my “stance to be an advocate for the vulnerable” and standing up for my rights would have on my life. The experiences of going to the ET Court during and after my health issues and bereavement took a toll on my life. In trying to restore my good name and character that the employers blackened and destroyed, I was “blacklisted” in the UK by the Local Educational Autorities, Council, NHS and other organisations the NHS had contacts with. Even the doctor who was required by law to give me a “Doctor’s Certificate”  at the Landor Road Surgery refused. I picked up the pieces, decided to get on with my life, but I was in for the shock of my life, when it came to my attention what the employers did to my reputation.

I lost tracks of the amount of interviews I attended and was told the same old story. Some of them didn’t even bother getting back to me to give me feedback and I remembered being called not to attend one interview for some strange reasons. But still I pushed my luck hoping one job would turn up. The “penny only dropped” when I was asked at one interviews if I was going on lots of interviews lately. However I still continued knowing with my qualifications, dedication and passion for the career pathways that I’d chosen that someone would identify the genuine person that I am. Even when I got 2 jobs I was still looking for the ideal post to suit the qualifications acc-gen@open.ac.uk, I’d spent 6 years of my life to gain, but to no avail.

I once more went back to feeling hopeless, worthless and less of a person and had to contend with my “DEPRESSION” that affected me at intervals since I went through the “menopause”. But I am a “resilient person” who decided that I have to bounce back and not be overcome by matters over which I have no control to change. I had seen my mother taking charge when my father took sick http://www.dementiafriends.org.uk. Had to grow up early helping mum to take on the added responsibilities taking over the household chores whilst mum went out to work http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/getinvolved. Then she came back home and was an informal carer for dad and grandma, who died from another strokes and a broken heart http://www.diabetes.org.uk. I became a teenage mother and had my 2 sons by the time I was 20 years old, so had to learn about life the hard way http://www.gov.uk/Number10.

 Accepting My Status & Making The Most of My Opportunities

After my harrowing ordeals with my employers in the NHS, I was left licking my wounds, but having to provide for my own basic needs. I quickly got another position where I was been short changed. I was not getting paid the amount the job was advertised for and when I enquired I was made to feel inadequate. I was lucky enough to be consulted by a “former colleague” who needed help with her studies. When I told her of my plight, she told me there was vacancy at her organisation – LEYF. I applied, got through the interview and was given a post to start after I returned from my holidays. I was lauded at the interview and told I got the job even before the interview was completed. The director started telling everyone in the office how good I was.

As you might notice I am very good in certain situations, yet unable to perform under others because of my “hidden disability” that can play up out of the blue without any warnings. I started working 1st September 2009, at a site in Fitzrovia before transferring to Luton Street, Edgeware Road in April 2010.  I worked at Luton Street until July 2014 after coming back from Jamaica to bury my “MOTHER” who died 90+ years old after suffering with “Dementia”.  When I went to Jamaica in January 2014 for my youngest son’s wedding “my MOTHER did not recognised me, her only daughter”. That was something I had to come to terms with, but I was more than prepared for this journey in my life because I studied. I was the one who “diagnosed mum’s condition” years before from hearing about her behaviours https://www.facebook.com/public/Mervelee-Myers and https://www.linkedin.com.

However on the day I was leaving after 5 weeks, realisation and recognition came to mum briefly. She told “my son, she did not come to say goodbye” and that was my final goodbye for my MOTHER and I. I took my last photo of her dressed in a pink gown, draped in the white mesh curtains at the window for my archive. I got back from Jamaica and was transferred to a site nearer home because of mine and my husband’s “Progressive Health Conditions” and I’d been waiting on my request to be accepted. Throughout my 5+ years at Luton Street I think I had a “collaborative working relationships with everyone from the top to the bottom” of the organisation. I have some of the written mementoes, documents and photographs that are evidence of my contributions to building an organisation that is “a beacon” in the early years sector http://www.leyf.org.uk.

I believed my contributions were valued and acknowledged and made me feel that I was part of an organisation delivering “quality services”. I considered myself privileged to be making a difference in providing meaningful outcomes for the children and families who they catered for. I will not state that during this period with the organisation everything was “honky dory” but I worked with a manager who was very understanding of my plight during my 4+ years at Luton Street. We never always “see eye to eye are in agreement some of the times”, but she was a true professional who was not afraid to admit when she got things wrong and tried to make due amends.

I must admit I worked with some exceptional colleagues during my time at Luton Street. I covered in other nurseries and was made to feel welcome and valued for my contributions. If I could have done otherwise I’d have continued working there, but duty called and I had to move on. I performed my final duties doing what I do best, preparing and updating children’s Learning Journeys and School Transfer Reports. I handed out the Graduation Certificates and said goodbyes to the children, parents, colleagues and well-wishers at a leaving celebration. As I sit here writing I am concerned about my husband’s health and is further burdened with what is happening to him because of me. Yet I have done nothing to be ashamed of or wrong to be treated this way by the employers. And now the ET at https://www.gov.uk/employment-tribunal-decisions/ms-m-myers-v-london-early-years-foundation-2300047-2016.

My Life Turned Upside Down

I started working closer to home where it took me ½ an hour the most to walk to work and I was more than happy after all the years of commuting. In the beginning everything seemed alright because they needed the knowledge and expertise I brought to the setting. I was empowered so I knew how to relate and talk to professionals as I have been doing this from I started working in the early years sector. And back home as a Basic School Teacher http://www.jbsf.org.uk and https://www.vmbs.com/. I held numerous positions from Room Leader, Preschool Leader, Group Supervisor, SENCO, EYFS Coordinator to representing the organisation at Trainings, Conferences and Workshops in the 6 years I worked with them. However once OFSTED http://www.ofsted.gov.uk, visited and they got the desired outcomes things began to change for me.

My life was “turned into a living nightmare and upside down” from which I couldn’t seem to escape until I plucked up the courage to resign on the 27th September 2015. This state of affairs started in October 2014 when I was eating a “ripe banana so I could carry on normal day-to-day activities and not fall sick on the job”. A “deputy manager who had an axe to grind” started the fuss which resulted in me experiencing another couple months of “DIRECT DISCRIMINATION” at the hands of my colleagues, manager, area manager and the entire hierarchy in the organisation. I was treated like a criminal and memories of the past experiences in South London where all my trials and tribulations started began to affect me Southwark Council sen@southwark.gov.uk.

My “hidden disability and progressive health conditions” began to exacerbate and I started becoming “paranoid” https://plus.google.com/100939131463790195264/posts/7RvPjYropAy, and had to seek medical attention. This article was written on the 3rd April 2015 when I was on Medical Suspension. That’s after writing to HR Dilys Epton on the 14th March 2015 about my DEPRESSION and to  lift the gag she palce me under using the Confidentiality Policy and Procedures.  I only became aware of the allegations after the trumped up complaints were contrived and sent in on the 12th and there was an investigation on the 13th. Despite my doctor telling me to seek help, the memories of what happened when I sought support before prevented me from doing so. I carried on hoping my 5+ years of contributions would see me through as the setting was newly taken over by the organisation. But I reflected now and just can’t believe how naïve I still am, because I am always seeing the good in others, but they can’t see the good in me. By this time they used me, took all I had to offer the organisation and began to see me wanting to update my Continuing Personal Professional Development Plan as threats to their status of being in authority.

Only one colleagues had the courage of her convictions to stand up and not join in to treat me unfairly and she paid the price. All the others joined in discriminating against me out of fear because like when I was working in the NHS, they were threatened. She was stitched up same like I was, suspended and faced a “Disciplinary” which resulted in a sanction – Final Written Warning. Since my sojourn at that site most of the staff left after me because of the inappropriate practices and breaches of OFSTED, government and EYFS Welfare Requirements and Statutory Laws and Legislations. Yet when I was there, they made false allegations I was the cause of the problems.

Anyone who decided to support me ended up meeting the same fate like myself and colleague. The Union Representative ended up leaving his job after accompanying me to the Disciplinary Hearing in April and bringing out some discrepancies to their attention. Since this is the 2nd time this is happening to me I can’t help but wonder why this is the outcome if anyone have the courage of convictions to take a stance for equal rights and justice. When I tried to get in touch with the Union Rep after he’d left me the day of the hearing saying he’d be in contact, there was no response. Then when I got the Disciplinary Hearing Outcome I tried again to no avail. I sent emails copied in others from the Union and still I got no response.

I was about to try calling the Union Rep again when I got a call on my other phone from the Union Solicitor. The Union Solicitor told me that I should not appeal the outcome. There was nothing more the Union could do for me, but I should keep in touch to let them know how I was getting on. I tried reasoning with her, but she claimed she’d discuss the matter with the Union Rep. When I asked for the advice to be put in writing she changed her tune completely. This is the second time around that “UNIONS I paid to represent me” do this to me, so I am left with no alternative but to conclude that this is the way “VULNERABLE PERSONS LIKE ME ARE TREATED” BY UNIONS.

There were some other disagreements with other members of the Union Team, but I got another Rep to accompany me to the Appeal. Horrors of horror despite agreeing to meet up early to discuss the case before hand, he was late. He came to the Appeal without any documents despite me sending in them in before and after the Hearing. I put in a Grievance to the Union, but they claimed they did not prove any of my complaints.  I went back to work after a Medical Suspension and asked for the “Reasonable Adjustments the OH Doctor recommended” to be put in place. But instead they were focused on winding me up and treating me less than an animal. And when I did not fall for their tricks, they then started treating me like a CRIMINAL.

They tried every tricks in the books hiding behind the umbrella of the organisation’s Policy & Procedures in the CONTRACT I signed to trap me. In the end they breached their own Policy and Procedures and the EYFS/OFSTED Welfare Requirements and current Laws and Legislations. My DBS/CRB was not renewed despite me reminding them from my return to work on the 2nd June 2015 that it expired in July. Then when I challenged them for discriminating against me, they asked me to bring the current CRB that I have volunteering with another organisation for them to copy to put on my file. But this is even stranger than fiction because they are claiming after 6+ years working with them, they don’t have a file for me.

I was excluded and isolated even further and when I stood up for my rights not to be treated less favourably than others I was penalised and made to feel less than a human being. Knowing of my circumstances, hence the reasons I decided to keep my head down and get on with the job because I was “blacklisted and networked against” therefore buried down in a job without any career advancements. This has been the bane of my life although I am qualified and experienced than some in leadership positions. The last time I applied for a post with the company that I knew I was capable of doing. I was the only one shortlisted from the company, yet I did not get the post.

The decisions and the excuses given nearly pushed me over the edge as I was “depressed for days causing my husband concerns about my welfare”. Upon my recovery, I vowed not to go back to that place ever again if I could help it because it’s not a nice place to be. So I decided to carry on doing my best and earning to provide for my basic human needs and saving towards my pension. I told myself not to apply for another post to go through the utter humiliation that I went through before. I was good enough to do their work for them, but not good enough to get a foot on the career ladder. I’d mentored colleagues doing Foundation Degrees, Leadership and Management courses and students on placements.

I was given time out to write articles for Publications, prepare Assignments to be presented at Conferences by those in authority and positions of hierarchy. I was lead in their media campaign because I am a professional who knows what I am doing and even represented the organisations at Functions and Trainings. I had to work with other Agency and Professionals and prepared documentations that those in authority were unable to do. But I just got on with the job because I’d come to the organisation already qualified to Foundation Degree in Early Years Level, certificates in Health and Social and Working Together For Children.

I wanted to carry on studying to gain my “Early Years Professional Status” but was not afforded that opportunity as there was a selection process of cronies and those the deemed meet their criteria. I needed an outlet for my creativity and work gave me that opportunity to showcase my knowledge and expertise. I documented children’s development and learning making them into “Homemade Books”. One of my books was taken with the “promise it would be built on and used as a developmental tool” for the company. I showed it to the “news anchor” when she visited showcasing issues in the early years sector on SKY NEWS. Since I had no means of doing this I was quite happy to agree, because by been in the news I was getting recognised for the work I do.

Even if I am behind the scenes because that’s where I am at my best and I get recognised by the public who sees me on the news and remembered when they see me in person. I’d update my Continuing Personal Professional Developmental Plan attending trainings, conferences and workshops at my own expense. I was encouraged to join “Social Media” by the CEO to contribute to her “Blogs” and used Social Media since to develop my “CPPDP”. But when it suited them I was told to remove my publications and not to say I work with the organisation by the “area manager who started a campaign of harassment, intimidation and bullying” even before meeting me. She went and told the team before my transfer negative and derogatory things about before I even started.

This was the “yardstick” that was used to measure me throughout my year of ordeal when I was treated as an outcast, excluded, isolated and made sick. Now I am waiting on counselling from the NHS. I was and is always passionate about my work with young children and I was always enhancing my knowledge doing research. However what was done to me at BIB and later at New Cross on the instigation of the area manager is more than cruelty. I told the HR Representative when she had meeting with me at HOC that “if I was an animal, the RSPCA would have rescued me from BIB, yet everyone at CO knew what was happening to me and done nothing until my health was damaged almost beyond repair” but the campaign only got worse to destroy me.

Because I was only in control of changing the circumstances of my birth so that they don’t impact on the outcomes of my life. This was the case way into my 30’s because of lack of knowledge about my “hidden disability and the DNA that I was born with” which I could not change even if I wanted to. My own personal experiences when my 1st child was misdiagnosed with multiple disabilities which caused me to suffer further ridicule. Propelled my thirst for knowledge so I could stop even one family and child going through my experiences as a young mother. And that’s why I have taken this stance to implement and promote inclusion and fight for the rights of the vulnerable like myself in society.

My life since coming back to South London to work where all my problems started has been filled with nothing but total despair. Despite having 5+ years with the organisation giving of my best. And the new site was newly taken over, the organisation sided with the staff to “Directly Discriminate” against me to the point where my health was severely affected. This was over a prolonged period and when I realised that everyone at Central Office knew what was happening and colluded to ruin my health. It pushed me over the edge and now I am on the “NHS waiting list for counselling” and not sure when I’ll be seen. The organisation not only ruined my health but started a “campaign to blacken my good name and destroy my character, what’s left of it” because of some who decided they should put labels on me.

Despite giving up my “RIGHTS” because I know my situation, I was frustrated, provoked and pressured on several occasions to act the way I was labelled at their Disciplinary Hearing & Appeal. However at not times did I fall for their tricks as I learned my lesson that I have to give up my rights in this society where “dog eat dog” and survival is based on outsmarting your oppressors. I only became aware of the implications for my welfare after attending the Open University AOUG Awards Presentation and listened to the lecture on 2nd October 2015. The Lecture was about Neuroscience and the Law and I could identify how I was affected over the past year resulting from my “health conditions and disability” to act in the ways I am labelled in their “Disciplinary Outcomes”, so they can gather evidence for their plans/agenda to SACK me.

My arguments are however why were these causes for concerns not flagged up as far as 28th January 2015 when the CEO and a Trustee visited and wrote that I’d be writing for their website. Another Trustee turned up the next day 29th and everything was “hush-hush and I in my naiveté commented something good must be happening at BIB for there to be so many official” visits.  I was given due support in my situations by the UNION, after starting out so good assigning me a “Professional Union Representative” who advised me and accompanied me to the hearing. However I will be reserving my opinions of occurrences after I attended the Hearing and Appeal. I know as well as all those others involved what took place and I will be leaving matters at that stage.

I know my conscience is clear and I am “telling the truth about everything that happened to me from I transferred to BIB in July 2014 after coming back from Jamaica to bury my MOTHER and coping with bereavement” that was not easy for someone in my position. I have not had time either to deal with Mama’s death because I have been trying to adjust to the disruptions to my life since October 2014 when I was eating that banana. Worse still I was told there was nothing the Union could do for me because I signed the CONTRACT. I questioned why I could not challenge the false trumped up allegations and it was claimed the employers did not have to prove I’d done the acts I was accused of.

This is the second time around that “UNIONS I paid to represent me” do this to me, so I am left with no alternative but to conclude that this is the way “VULNERABLE PERSONS LIKE ME ARE TREATED” BY UNIONS. I went back to work after a Medical Suspension and asked for the “Reasonable Adjustments the OH Doctor recommended” to be put in place. But instead they were focused on winding me up and treating me less than an animal. And when I did not fall for their tricks, they then started treating me like a CRIMINAL. They tried every tricks in the books hiding behind the umbrella of the organisation’s Policy & Procedures in the CONTRACT I signed to trap me.

In the end they breached their own Policy and Procedures and the EYFS/OFSTED Welfare Requirements and current Laws and Legislations. They claimed in the investigations that they had concerns about me. Yet they send me to HOC a place where staff have to gain High Security clearance to work for obvious reasons (I have documented evidence of my 2 weeks at HOC if anyone intend to deny they send me there. If needs be I’ll be using them as evidence to clear my name as well. I will not sit idle by and be GAGGED the way I was previously. I am just giving them enough time to come to their senses and see how they have destroyed me, making me unable to get on with my life).

My DBS/CRB was not renewed despite me reminding them from my return to work on the 2nd June 2015 that it expired in July. Then when I challenged them for discriminating against me, they asked me to bring the current CRB that I have volunteering with another organisation for them to copy to put on my file. But this is even stranger than fiction because they are claiming after 6+ years working with them, they don’t have a file for me. I was excluded and isolated even further and when I stood up for my rights not to be treated less favourably than others I was penalised and made to feel less than a human being.

Driven To The Depths of Despair

Knowing my situation because of prior experiences and outcomes when I was brave enough to follow the convictions of my conscience and challenged social injustices and inequalities, I kept myself circumspect. I’d been through many emotions as I sent out requests to professionals on LinkedIn to get a job. I registered on job sites and started filling application forms. Then I evaluated my situation and considered that because I am on waiting list for counselling I’d stick it out until after that. I done training and started volunteering, keeping my options opened because I realised that the organisation was hell bent on seeing me as a “Bogey Person” despite my 5+ years of dedicated services and contributions in building the company. I admitted it was time to take my timely leave and started applying for jobs once more.

But it seemed as if I was NOT moving fast enough for them so they started tightening the screws using “3rd Party to do the dirty work so I couldn’t claim DISCRIMINATION”. Virtually giving up all my rights there was nothing left for me to do. But they had a deadline re: the 6 months sanction that was running out, so the machinery went into full swing. My health was affected and that of my husband. I reached the stage where I was not getting much sleep because my husband was getting “HYPOS” and I had to attend to him. I then had to go into work to deal with the aggravations, frustrations, provocations, baiting and downright discrimination that I had to put up with. I was gradually being drained of every ounce of “dignity and self-respect” I’d built up over the years after learning how to cope with my deficits and limitations.

Everyone was getting on my case but I could not afford to give in. I was warned after seeking advice from the professionals about what they might be up to. I tried to stick to my side of the bargain giving up my RIGHTS so I could provide for my basic needs. They did not sack me because they could not find any grounds after almost a year of provocations. So I was called to Central Office again and I only worked out they wanted me to “RESIGN” after I left. When I didn’t I was given another suspension. I told myself to stick it out as I had an interview coming up on the 24th. I never got the job and on the 27th September 2015 I realised I was having a “Nervous Breakdown” as my whole body was shaking, I had palpitations and my mouth was dry.

After consulting with one of my brothers on the phone because I couldn’t let my husband know what was happening to me. I had to make the decision to resign for my own health and that of my husband. As I am writing this they are out there still blackening my good name and destroying my character. I am one of the “most Qualified Early Years Practitioner” yet I am out of a job and they have up to 5 Agency Staff in the setting. I taught some of those who are now in senior authoritative posts and I am still at the bottom of the ladder taking orders from others because I don’t have a status. Then I have to ask permission from those I taught to do my job.

If I don’t they claim I am dismissive of authority. I reached the end of my tether and signed up with agency waiting for jobs to provide for my basic needs. But I am now realising they might not be willing to give me REFRENCES if the feedback I am getting from the agencies are anything to go by. But surely I must have made some contributions even for the 5 years of dedicated services before my misfortune to be transferred to BIB and then New Cross where the DISCRMINATIONS were subtly increased. I signed up for Job Seekers Allowance, but I am not sure I am well enough to take on a full time job at present. I am still worrying about my husband’s health as he is still getting hypos. He is worrying about what is happening to me.

I have become “paranoid and is almost unable to cope with “carrying out normal day-to-day activities” as I am not getting enough rest and I am DEPRESSED again. But no one wants to know my story. However I am taking my time for actions to be taken by those who are responsible. Then I will take my case to the public for them to decide. I will be using my empowerment that I initiated as part of my CPPDP to highlight my plight. The survival instinct is very much a part of me or else I would not have made in thus far in life and as I am proud to keep saying “I AM MY DNA” and will not give up without a fight.

Disappointed

But I think I might be getting a “beating for them to provide my references”. I have never claimed benefits before because I’ve always worked and I don’t necessarily want to find myself in that boat. Because I pride myself on earning my keep to take care of my needs and leave benefits to those less fortunate than I am. But the bills need paying and I don’t wish to be homeless so I have to fall in with the only alternatives I am left with.  I had to do without lots of things when I was growing up because my father was sick from I was in my early teens at Secondary School. My mother had to become the breadwinner and carer for her family, taking on dad’s roles and responsibilities. Then when my grandmother took sick after the brutal murder of her only son, mum had 2 sick to care for.

She never flinched nor give up hopes during her struggles in life. As mama’s helper, I learned transferable skills from early in life to help me cope. However the impact on my health was 2 fold as I developed “hidden disability that I called Parkinson Disease, but was later diagnosed as Chronic Anxiety”. My life was blighted as a result of my early experiences and lack of knowledge hindered my being able to reach my potential and better myself earlier in life. This is the reason I am writing this open letter to the UNION for my plight to be investigated and looked into without further delay. And I can rely on them to help me get the justice I deserve.

I have tried every avenues to get the matter sorted and because my life and that of my husband depend on the outcomes I am beseeching the UNION to act now and investigate what is happening in a society that is supposed to be inclusive. There are many people out there who are in similar situations like mine, but are too scared to speak out. It is not fair for some to hide behind the protective umbrella of their organisations, pulling the wool over the eyes of government because they have friends in high places. I am only raising my concerns because without me doing so there is going to be another “Kids Company” on the government’s hand for them to account for.

When I started working with them they were inclusive and providing for the needs of everyone that use the services. However they have missed the bigger picture and now running after status and meeting managerial targets to be in top brackets with their cronies.  In the process they are trampling everyone else in the ground and give no thoughts to staff like myself who have given of their best. They cover their unprofessional conduct under the umbrella of bureaucratic red tape and rhetoric and get their big time solicitors to drive fear into us. Since I don’t wish to return to Jamaica to be incrassated in the funded prison I want the UNION to act to help me protect my good name and character as I have paid my dues.

I am not one for biting the hands that feed me, but I have had enough over the past year and can’t take no more. My reputation is at stake so I have to look fire since I have raw meat. I am not giving up the fight because I will not sit idly by and let others destroy me like they tried to do before. If I have to I’ll use my knowledge and expertise in the forms of my creativity and talents to get justice for myself and all those who has been treated like this. I will go public and let the citizens decide the outcome. I will no longer tolerate being treated like a CRIMINAL especially in this month of October celebrated as Black History Month. My fore parents fought to give me my freedom, but I am still enslaved by some who refused to accept me for who I am.

Each time I signed a contract to provide for my basic needs I am enslaved by it. I am fighting on behalf of my 2 Sons & 4 Grandchildren to bring about changes starting now in October 2015. I don’t want any other person to go through my experiences without having early intervention I discovered late in life. When I get back to Jamaica to share my VISION of SEND then I can be proud of my legacy of taking a stance despite the hurdles…

Updates

I have just received my results from my health checks and my sugar levels have gone up therefore I’ll have to get treatments to get it back in control. I prided myself before on being in control of my disability and health conditions. Because I was not on medication and only needed to take medications when my symptoms become severe and unbearable. I am now paranoid and unable to function properly before I resigned. I got to my street and walked pass my house. I am stood at the pedestrian crossings and unable to cross the road as I was rooted to the spot with fear and couldn’t move. The motorist had to blow me and indicate that I should cross. The employers that I gave years of dedicated services to are responsible for ruining my health.

This came about when I transferred to BIB and the area manager, manager, 2 deputies and other colleagues ganged up and decided that I MUST BE SACKED. THE employers did nothing to support me despite my years of services. Instead they colluded to make me sick by making allegations against me to sack me. When they could not find any valid grounds to sack me, they then tried to frustrate me and in order to save my life and that of my husband I had no alternative but to RESIGN. So now I am on the road to recovery hoping to put my life back together.

Maybe it is time for the employers to come clean and tell the SOLICITORS the full story about why they are treating me this way and destroying my life! Whilst you are at it, please take some time to imagine yourself in my shoes for even a minute of the life I have led to reach this stage in my existence. My father was sick for over a decade from he was in his 50’s. 1 of my brother died at 37+ years old and the other at 56 years old. My life has been blighted but I never gave up despite the challenges I faced. However this is more than I can bear and I don’t know how longer I can go on.

Updates:

I would like clarifications to why Neil King, almost the entire BIB team, Marion Breslin, Deputy Louise, and now Rashid Iqbal and Hilda Miller of the Witnesses at the ET have resigned. Because if LEYF was such a PRESTIGIOUS place to work, I am sure they would still be in their jobs.

There were 3 other Open Letters that were sent to PM David Cameron from whom I got a response http://www.gov.uk/Number10 and went on to do the Learning Support Assistant trainings.  Another was sent the Daily Express because I contributed to the Mental Health Crusade and seek advice about my situation at LEYF. The other was sent to VOICE the union. They are still charging me dues that I am working despite sending union Reps Darren Mahon and Andy Garwood to the Disciplinary and Appeal Hearings.

I have done all I can to bring my plights to the Powers that be and I can only rely on the public to help with my Fight4justic campaign on https://www.facebook.com/public/Mervelee-Myers. I don’t know why I should be having to go through this a second time in my life when I am at my most vulnerable. I have not lived since I returned from burying my MOTHER and transferred to BIB on the 23rd July 2014. Everything is documented, but for some reasons, some are covering up the truths.     

Prepared by: Mervelee Myers FD (Open)

Date: 13th October 2015 & 8th September 2017

Address: 16 Alma Grove, Bermondsey, London SE1 5PY.

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The Voiceless Vulnerable

Blog 1 7th September 2017

How the Voiceless Vulnerable are the Victims of the Criminal Justice System: The Employment Tribunals – From a Personal Perspective by Mervelee Myers.

Philosopher George Santayana “Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it”.

I arrived in the UK from Jamaica in June of 1992, after first coming here on a 6 months visa prior to that. During my first visit, I was told to breach the terms and conditions of the Immigration Laws and overstay my welcome. But knowing me best, I refuse, because I know how different I was/am from everyone else. My personal disposition as a sufferer of chronic anxiety due to the childhood traumas meant I would not be able to cope, with looking over my shoulders. This was brought closer to home one morning when there was an alarm at the Early Morning Cleaning Job. I had managed to get the job to tide me over so I could have some money to take back home with me. There was utter panic and pandemonium, with mostly everyone ducking and diving and running for cover. As soon as there was the mention of the imminent visit of the Immigration Officers.

The reasons are that some of the workers were either illegal immigrants or visitors on holidays, like myself who is not supposed to be working. But to me it was not a crime to earn money legitimately no matter what the law may state otherwise. Further reading you will understand why I have taken this stance. As I grew up in a home where my Father thought it was immoral to gamble or for me to play any games as a child that might influence me to turn to gambling later. Here also is where I was to become the person who is not afraid to question GOD and have an argument with Him about my Family struggles. However I was never in trouble with the law before. But I was reported to the Police for hitting my first son’s dad with a stone when I was pregnant with my second child.

Since arriving in the UK, however I have heard stories about detainees, questioned by Immigration Officers when I received persons in the UK. Attended court with my husband as a witness when he was charged with motoring offences. Was present when my friend was taken into detention at the Brixton Police Station. Considered myself lucky that I had just received the documents for my stay of leave in the UK, and taken them to be photocopied. Therefore I can attest to the fact that I have always been keeping a Defensive Practice all my life by making records of my thoughts and experiences whenever possible. I identify this to be defensive practice with my studies at the Open University later. When my friend was detained, it was left to me to find her other friends to come to her support.

Suffice it to say we have fallen out on a few occasions, but the last time I was experiencing DEPRESSION in 2011, brought on by the actions of my employers. I was the only person/staff shortlisted for the post of Lead Early Years Practitioner, EYFS, but not considered good enough despite my contributions to the organisation over the years. I had applied for the job after I was told about it at the annual LEYF Conference after coming back from holidays, otherwise I would not have known it was advertised. That’s why I will reflect on the same matters to do with recruitment as this also happened at another workplace. My life is on Social Media, therefore it should not be hard, verifying my story. I went into a meltdown, but because I made commitments to my friend, I did not want to let her down.

But what she done to me was the ultimate betrayal. I have not spoken to her since, except to out her on Facebook as not a nice person. Most if not all my angst against anyone from Families to foes to the Employment Tribunal is documented on Social Media. Because I refuse to be the Voiceless Vulnerable and suffer in silence like my MOTHER did. I prefer to do what the Daily Express columnist states, “Tech Don’t Lie” so I can make reference to it later as part of my defensive practice. I have been dealing with betrayals from I arrived in the UK and I accepted that I will have to learn to cope as best I can. Because I discovered I was/is only used as convenience by my ex and others over the years. I experienced Domestic Violence and had to get the Police involved, when I was locked out of my home, by my ex who was a Controlling Freak.

The final straw came when I was physically abused one evening after work, soon after coming back from holidays, and I noticed that over the years, the discrimination have taken the same patterns. I nearly become a statistics of domestic violence, as I was later featured in an Impact Report about suicides. If my sister-in-law was not present, I would probably not be here telling tales of my experiences facing discrimination in the UK. I am this kind of person that once I get started defending my rights, there is no way I am stopping, even when threatened with death. I had to run out in the rain to seek shelter at the Police Station in Brixton, to avoid the wraths of my ex. My son-in-law came to get me and take me to his home, and that is proof that despite what anyone wants to say about me.

I will not allow them to pin labels unto me, making me a caricature of their egoist psychopathic minds. Strangely enough I was attending the AOUG Awards and Lecture on the 2nd October 2015, after I resigned from LEYF. The lecture was “Neurosciences and the Law” and I was hit like a bolt of lightning out of the blue, realising that I endured the same thing from after I returned from burying my mother. I have moved on from when my insecurities meant that I was always seeking approvals from others. Getting counselling at the Maudsley Hospital on the advice of the Occupational Health Doctor, stating that I needed cognitive behavioural therapy, to find out why I react to certain situations the way I do. Has been the best remedy to help me identify the reasons for my childhood traumas and PTSD, from the time my Father was struck down with Parkinson’s.

That’s why I made the decisions not to go back to my husband despite his pleadings and begging’s for another chance to make amends. A leopard do not change its skin. I ended up in the Refuge at Southwark Charity (see documents). Despite my ordeals at the time, I managed to hold down my 2 jobs. I carried on doing the Early Morning Cleaning at Diageo Offices in Oxford Street and my full time job as a Nursery Officer at William Wilberforce, Lambeth Walk Day Nursery. I was the Room Leader for the Toddlers, and one of my colleagues was Joelle Lax, a teenager. Joelle Lax was to later play critical roles in my life, saving me from dismissal when discrimination caused me to be fretting that I would not pass the Probationary at Fitzrovia Community Nursery because of Interim Manager Maria Goncalves and Area Manager Maria Freeman.

But Joelle vouched for my professionalism and I was transferred to Luton Street where I got the opportunity to develop my Continuing Personal Professional Development Plan (CPPDP) from April 2010 to 22nd July 2014. Later you will see how people can change to fit the dictates of the psychopaths who are the powers that be in all echelons of society from the top of UK Government structures to the bottom of the chains of commands in the workplaces. As a result of my experiences with my ex, Victim Support was involved. The Police advised and wanted me to take actions against my ex, but I refused. I was given a Case Worker when I was in the Refuge and given advice about how best to protect myself. I am grateful for the advice because that helped me enormously when I was going through my divorce.

For some reasons I am not viewed as a credible witness, and I think I have to reflect on why my friend Sharon told me that I should not tell the truths in the UK, because they don’t believe the truths, only the lies. Because somehow I find that to be the case from the time my money was fraudulently taken from my account and transferred to a New Account in a matter of days, no questions asked. Yet the Banks: Barclays and Halifax prefer to treat me like I am/was a criminal. Then when the Police were involved, they too treated me like a criminal. As I said I have been involved with the Police and the Criminal Justice System in a number of ways and actually stand bail for my friend’s daughter. Attended the station to apply for my Police Check before the advent of the CRB/DBS.

But I don’t know what it is about me that they do not understand, maybe my assertiveness, when I am right, or the fact that I will keep on fighting until they acknowledge their mistakes? Or as I realise some are now saying, I look too simple to be as knowledgeable as I am proving to be in breaking down barriers and standing up to the bullies with my Fight4justice campaign. I am also challenging others, using the tools that are available with the advent of Social Media.  Before I had to flee from my home, I had actually registered with Lambeth Council because of my ex irrational behaviours towards me. He also refused to include me like putting my name on the Tenancy Agreement. Then when he brought the property, he did not include me and got me to sign some documents that I don’t even think were legal.

When I became homeless, despite me being on the Council Register for Housing, I did not meet the criteria. That’s how I ended up in the Refuge in Southwark. I confessed to my Best Friend before that I don’t think I could survive on my own, because I had lived a sheltered life. The fact that I lived with chronic anxiety that I called my Parkinson’s meant I always relied on others, for fair of failure. I later discovered after counselling that I have some dyslexic traits, so gradually I am putting a name to some of the disability conditions that plagued me from puberty, until the time I transferred back to South London where it all began at KINGS. Therefore I have this phobia going back to my childhood about the kinds of allegations that were made against me as soon as I returned from burying my mother.

But I will always be thankful for Southwark Women’s Aid, the Charity that took me under their care. Because by December 2000, I secured my own home from Housing for Women. I was also lucky I got some furnishing for my home from them. But I moved into the flat with its 4 walls, because I would have had to pay rent for 2 places, otherwise. I have to thank GOD for people with good hearts who are part of my support network. GOD promised in the Bible never to leave us alone and delivered on that promise time and time again. Because there is always someone to help me throughout the transitional developments. This started with my Primary School Teacher, Ms Una Perry, who taught me how to develop the resilience that I would need to survive in a world where there is not much tolerance for those who are different.

Today, 7th September 2017, as I am celebrating the 25th birthday of my nephew JEVON Nembhard who was born premature after I left Jamaica for the UK. I know I will have to continue my Fight4justice campaign breaking down barriers. Despite the terrible experiences that triggered and exacerbated my Hidden Disabilities into the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I have to be thankful to GOD for people who He provides to continue helping me throughout my transitional journeys, thus far. That’s why I have to continue living my life as an example to the old fashioned values and beliefs by which I was raised. I was witness at 2 weddings and attended others. When I was in the Refuge, I’d spend time at my friend’s home, because we remain friends to this day, even when she moved to live in the USA.

She’d cook for me and help me to care for my hair that I’d started growing natural again. It was at her home that I realised that I have long hair. Although I was told this fact by my sister-in-law, I have long hair, I had no memory of it. But I recall the story that I had long hair and it was cut off by the lady in whose care, I was left. This was on the assumption that my hair was responsible for my lack of growth and development. I was gobsmacked by the length of my hair, so I have the photos to prove it. It happened that I got my flat in Bermondsey. My friend advise me to order my bed. In the meantime I have to improvise, making my bed on the floor, until the one I ordered arrived. My next door neighbour, GOD RIP her soul, introduced herself and take me under her wings.

So I give her keys and she made sure I was looked after when I am at work or have anything else that need taking care of in my absence. It later turned out that she too experienced Mental Health Conditions and was homeless. We shared so many things in common and were of similar dispositions, down to our birth signs of Taurus. That’s why I was/am still angry at the way she was treated was treated by Social Services, and left to die on her own. My husband and I and the neighbours put out every efforts to get her the help she needed by providing the support network that we could. But at the same time I was mindful of respecting her wishes to have her dignity to come to terms with whatever she was dealing with at the time. Her death leave me thinking about what my old folks said, government don’t care how you live, but want to know how you die.

Another sad indication that nothing much have changed from then to now. That’s why after the SLAVERY ACT 1807, there is a Modern SLAVERY Act 2015. Yet in 2017 the Employment Tribunals can preside over another miscarriages of justice, because there are BIGOTS who will judge people because of their RACE and having DISABILITIES. Despite there is an Equality Act 2010. Attending the African & Caribbean War Memorial “Remembering the Forgotten” at Windrush Square, reminded me about meeting Mr George Walters in Brixton years ago. I am privileged to see him out and about and hearing him telling his stories about his experiences in Jamaica and the UK. I like this quote and is representatives of what Mr George Walters is continuing in leaving a legacy. “Until the lion learns to write, the hunter will always tell the story” Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE.

People have been kind to me most of the time, but you have to look out for the haters and the trolls, and I have been getting them on Social Media. They will hate you for no reasons at all, and now I will add my 2 former employers and the Employment Tribunals to the list. I qualified at Lambeth College after trying my hands at different work and studies to see where I could fit in. When I finished the Care Assistant trainings, I went back to the Contract Cleaning, because I couldn’t stomach what I had to do to caring for the elderly residents at the Residential Care Home to do the practical to pass the studies. I put all this down to my early experiences at home, helping my mother to care for my father and grandma. That’s why I am convinced after hearing about mama’s life story from her Best Friend and getting counselling that mama experienced a number of Mental Health Conditions.

Knowing more about myself since getting counselling, I realised that her own personal experiences made her who she was. A strong woman who did not let anything get in her way of caring for her family, even at the expense of her own happiness. But she was a survivor and giving up was not an option. I am proud to say I am like my mother and grandma rolled into one. At one of my placements, at Turney Special Needs School, the teacher was impressed with me. But I couldn’t take up the offer to apply for the job because I know that I’d not be able to cope emotionally because of my childhood trauma. I got my first job out of Lambeth College, as a Room Leader. I liaise with professionals when I mentored students on placements. At times I see some of those who I mentored who came on placement or whilst I was at Lambeth College.

They made progress in their career, but where am I in mine? I was always on the lookout for the ideal job and thought I’d found it at KINGS. I’d work as a Preschool Leader at Support Network, but that was to prepare me for the future. I had interview with OFSTED, when gaps were identified and I’d done the trainings as part of my Professional Development Plan (PDP). I have not stopped researching and updating my knowledge since. I came face to face with putting the theories I’d learn at Lambeth College into the practical aspects of working. I received a Student of the Year Awards and top marks for my Community Assignment. My Community Assignment was based on my own personal experiences from puberty, dealing with the transitional development of childhood traumas. I did not achieve my full potentials as a result throughout my schooling.

This led to even further difficulties when I become a parent during my teenage years. I experienced even more stigma, stereotyping and labelling when my son was misdiagnosed by the professionals. The professionals who did not take any account of me as my child’s parent and first educator who knows more about him than anyone else. So he was misdiagnosed with multiple disabilities. And I was left with more worries about my failures to prevent the cycle of what I considered my bad luck to be the one who inherited my family deficits and limitations. The result is I made decisions not to have any more children after having the 2 that were not planned for. I also have this phobia that as an only girl, I was destined to inherit all the health conditions that would leave me ending up like my father.

So yes I was curious yet passionate at the time about enhancing my knowledge about Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND). Therefore it was no surprise when I was reading the Nursery World Magazine article about Autism Spectrum Disorder. By so doing I could relate what I read to the behaviours of a child in the Preschool. From then I set to work applying knowledge from studies at Lambeth College, my own personal experiences and experiences gained from placement and in particularly Turney Special Needs School to justifying my practice. I was able to provide information to the parents and other professionals, involved with his education on care. The child’s mother was a student and was not even aware about the child’s needs until I worked in partnership, providing the information to help her in getting the child the support that was needed.

I was only involved with children with SEND at Turney Special Needs School, whilst on placement. I come across children with behavioural and skin conditions of eczema at William Wilberforce Lambeth Walk Day Nursery. But at KINGS, when the matters of the implementation of the EYFS came into perspectives that I was empowered to apply my knowledge to promoting inclusion. More so in 2004 when I started studies with the Open University, I was privileged to finally get to study at a higher level. My Primary School Teachers, and Ms Una Perry in particular, identified my potential from an early age. My Secondary School Teachers and Mr Felix Rose in particular knew I had it in me and he encouraged me not to give up, when I got pregnant before finishing school. All my teachers at Secondary School were surprised about my educational levels from I started in 1972.

I had passed Bible Knowledge with credit from Primary School. But childhood trauma meant I developed my hidden disabilities and could only function in the background after that. When I went to do the test for entry to Lambeth College I applied for a lower level, but was advised to take on higher levels studies. My tutors saw my potentials and encouraged me to go to University. My peers were grateful for my support, helping them with their studies saying I was able to break the lessons down for them to understand. I have been mentoring, editing and supporting others since to achieve their goals in life. Because I believe if one have talents they should be used for the benefits of others and not to be hidden away, like the Bible story. Some of my tutors even told me I could be a writer from the way I write about my experiences in my assignments, relating them to everyday life.

When I started studies with the Open University, the ups and downs at KINGS are documented so I won’t go into too much details here and now. Excepting to say my ideal job that I thought would be the place where I intended to retire from or return home to Jamaica, turned out to be one of the worst nightmares I’d encountered. This was where any hopes of moving up the career ladder ended. If in doubt about my credibility as a witness, please read Dr Maria Hudson 2012 Research Paper: The Experience of Discrimination on Multiple Grounds for the Policy Studies Institute to understand why. Dr Hudson made recommendations for ACAS, which I doubt were ever reviewed or implemented.

Otherwise I doubt whether I would be having the same kinds of problems with the Employment Tribunal Systems years later. After the experiences in 2 workplaces that are similar to each other, I am left to come to only one conclusion. History repeating itself leaves me with no other alternatives but to start making comparisons with my experiences from I arrived in the UK, in 1992. I was in a magazine when I worked at Asquith Court Stockwell. The next time I appeared in the South London Press in 2004 for no other reasons than the Financial Institutions, Barclays and Halifax thought that I was going to be easy game for them to hoodwink. So I take them to the Financial Ombudsman Services to get back what was rightfully mine.

I have records of some unsavoury happenings at KINGS including my diagnosis of Chronic Anxiety from the Landor Road Surgery. Yet when it was crunch time, the GP refused to give me a Medical Report and was just so nasty, joining in with the discrimination at the NHS – KINGS. I contacted UNISON about my situation that was causing me much concerns, and at first they were supportive and then abandoned me on my own. The same thing happened with the HR Department from where I sought support. Southwark Council SEND Section and the Local Safeguarding Board done the same. OFSTED was no different because I did not have a status and even the OFSTED Inspector must have seen me as a threat when I reported my concerns. However OFSTED did not think twice about using one of my key children who I used as Case Study as their Parents Information.

Here again is more proof that one cannot tell by just looking with the naked eyes, because one case scenario do not fit all. SEND is such a wide and complicated matter, as the same can be said for disabilities, both mental and physical. That’s why I wanted to get my SEND Teachers Qualification, as discussed with 2 eminent professors: Chris Pascal and Tony Bertram at Middlesex University on the 19th September 2015. This was the day after LEYF had a meeting at New Cross, plotting how to get rid of me. Because all the discrimination from I got back from burying my mother did not work. So the machinery went into full to discredit me at KINGS as during the time I was finishing my studies, my brother was struck down with illness. What happened is that the PTSD that affected me with the illnesses and deaths in my family resurface when they started making allegations against me.

I could not recognise the person they were accusing me of becoming, getting my colleagues and parents to make the allegations. Thinking I must be going mad, and fearful that I might end up like my breda, committing criminal offence and dying in prison, I self-referred to Occupational Health. I was pass fit to go back to work, but matters got even worse and after been admitted to the Accident & Emergency at KINGS with palpations and panic attacks from work, I couldn’t take any more and resigned.  I took my case to the Employment Tribunals and the rest is history as can be seen by Dr Maria Hudson research. The solicitors Capsticks are some of the most corrupted, unscrupulous professionals I have encountered in my life. Thereafter I encountered blacklisting and networking that was to end my career.

Every Local Educational Authority must have been involved. I reached rock bottom, applying for and going to one interviews after another. The penny dropped one day when I was asked at one of the interviews if I was applying for lots of jobs. But still I carried on, some would offer me interviews and called to cancel at the last moment. I went to some interviews where I got no feedback or some could not give me an honest answer about why I did not get the job. My Mental Health Conditions got worse and I reached rock bottom several times, suffering in silence, but was offered a lifeline with a job in Peckham. But as soon as I helped to sort out the place, as was the norm with each job I take on. I noticed the manager whom I had supported from the time at KINGS when she was forced to leave because of her ambitions, started treating me even worse than we were treated at KINGS.

So I started thinking where I was going to turn to, to get out of yet another toxic work environment with toxic relationships that were not good for me. But once more my kindness to others came when my former colleague at KINGS told me that LEYF was recruiting. The manager at Peckham told her I graduated from the OU and she needed help with her studies, so she came to my house. I told her about the way I was been treated by the manager and she told me to apply at LEYF. I applied and the rest is history, as I knew I got the job before the interview was finished. That’s why LEYF will not be getting away scotch free with what they have done to me with the repeating of history. I have since come to the conclusions that unions, solicitors, CAB/Legal Advisors, ACAS, Employment Tribunals are all the same when it comes to been unprofessional.

Reading David Lammy MP Review of Racial Bias and BAME representation in the Criminal Justice System reinforces my arguments about how the Employment Tribunals dealings with employees especially if we are vulnerable, because of my RACE and having DISABILITIES, can impact on the outcome of cases. I have had to deal with VOICE, BWB, Nursery World Magazine, HCT Group, et al during my F4j campaign with LEYF. HCT even made me part of the statistics in their Impact Report 2016, 1 in 5 suicides are associated with unemployment after refusing me the opportunity to do the Mentoring Trainings. When I done the Learning Support Assistant (LSA) training I could not get a placement in a Primary School. I done the National Youth Service Apprenticeship as a Teaching Assistant in Primary School in Jamaica. I was also a Basic School Teacher.

I decided to retrain to get back into employment, doing the LSA training after Career Advice from David Chapman from the Department of Education. I contacted PM David Cameron via one of 4 Open Letters about my plight at LEYF. Yet Southwark SEND Section thought I was going to allow them to make demands with threats for me to send my work that I had done when I volunteered with Resources for Autism.  It was only because of working in partnership with the volunteer family that I was introduced to the child’s School to help them with the Education and Care Plan for her Statutory Assessments. I have worked in partnerships with Darvell School Community Playthings, but they too treated me like I am nobody at the request of LEYF no doubt. That’s why I am ending with the Employment Tribunals that have affirmed the discrimination by LEYF.

My RACISM claims were strike out repeatedly. I copied them into the breaches of Mr John Fenton whom it turned out was not trained as a lawyer. They tried stitching me up about the Telephone Conciliation, so I resorted to documenting everything as I could see the road down which they were heading. They offered me £58,000.00 with the intentions to take it back from me, but I refused to take the baits. Refer to the Daily Express headlines

That’s why I will be doing my writing, exposing the ET, the DWP, the HMRC and any other Government Departments, establishments and systems that have colluded to leave me in the predicament that I have been in from the time I returned from burying my MOTHER.  The ET can take 5 months to decide on the judgement and 3 days to post online at https: http://www.gov.uk/employment-tribunal-decisions/ms-m-myers-v-london-early-years-foundation-230047-2016.

Since they don’t want me to work, I will make work for myself.

Bibliography.

David Lammy MP Review of Racial Bias and BAME representation in the Criminal Justice System

Growing Pains Teach Nursery.com Louise Cooper explores the varied challenges growth has presented to the LEYF and how these have been overcome – www.TeachNursery.com

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Feeling a little off-colour? Too ill to come to work? Just give us a call www.leyf.org.uk

Diabetes UK www.diabetes.org.uk

COMBAT STRESS – The Veterans Mental Health Charity

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