Double Standards 31/5/2018

There is a Method to my Madness in this time when everyone is sharing their experiences with disabilities and the impact of discrimination on the lives of those of us who experience Mental Health Conditions. Tomorrow I will be attending the Pre-school Learning Alliance Minds matter: protecting the wellbeing of children and practitioners in the early years.
I am part of research http://www.maudsleybrc.nihr.ac.uk/ as a result of the discrimination at LEYF Nurseries which trigger my childhood traumas into PTSD over the period of 23rd July 2014 to when I resigned with a nervous breakdown. I will not be going into too much details as my stories are documented in cyberspace.
 
I would just like to bring to the world’s attention the duplicity of the UK government, in continuing to turning a blind eye to the operation of Modern Slavery Practices despite the Modern Slavery Act 2015. That’s why the likes of Winsome Duncan: Author & Public Speaker www.peachespublications.co.uk, is still on Social Media planning to fleece more vulnerable people of their money. She done the same to me after taking my money to publish my book and then having big birthday splash… But it still hurts my gut that after raising concerns with the proper channels and authorities including the Metropolitan Police Service, I am still treated like a MAD CRIMINAL and the perpetuators of crime are scotch free to get on with it.
 
The following was sent to me by my coach Winsome Duncan because I was barred from accessing LEYF website http://www.leyf.org.uk, amongst other breaches. As you can see it contains evidence about my experiences of discrimination at LEYF. Winsome Duncan email to:
Dear Mervelee,
 
Julia Elizabeth Gould reviewed LEYF Nurseries – 1 star
25 March 2016 ·
I worked for this company for 2 1/2 years. I was grateful for them taking me on as a first job. But not for all the stress and health problems that came with it. I feel sorry for all the lady’s at my nursery who I left behind.
For a company who tells us to be brave, nurturing, inspiring and fun. How do you expect your staff to accomplish such things with all the over worked hours and piles of paper work that you so happily force upon them. We are there to nurture the children of the future but instead worry so much on how tidy the rooms are and how outstanding the learning journeys are. There is no time left in the day to nurture let alone have fun.
Maybe now the company has stop concentrating so much at making more money by opening more and more nurseries you would take a step back and see the amount of stress and over worked your older nurseries have become. Maybe think about staffing them too, to lift the weight of over ratio’s and 25 key children per person would just be a start.
I watched a handful of good and honest members of staff leave the nursery I worked at and finally came to the breaking point of where I ( at the age of 21) had to leave for my own health.
 
Ingrid Curuvija Townsend reviewed LEYF Nurseries – 1 star
29 August at 18:38 ·
The staff turnover at marks gate has been awful causing so many other issues. Does nobody look at the effects of one person leaving before making the decision to move another 3? Now the deputy manager will also be leaving and she is the only person that reassured us during all of these changes that remained consistent and was always someone we could talk to. The children are unsettled and as a parent I feel awful leaving my child in the care of strangers I get my husband to pick up and drop off most days as I get too upset with all the chaos in the nursery.
 
Jyoti Sharma reviewed LEYF Nurseries – 1 star
12 March ·
I said Goodbye to LEYF couple of weeks ago but I feel that I left my mission unaccomplished and I am still struggling to overcome the LEYF addiction I have, however I do feel that by moving on I have done one of the best things for my overall well being. Leyf is an organisation which has high aspirations and to achieve these aspirations LEYF likes to push its staff as much as it can without sorting the issues or giving them enough support etc. Staff at Leyf get dead busy and no extra help or time is offered to them to manage the enhanced work load. As a deputy manager I had so much to do with out having any admin day or some time off the room. I was working as a deputy, a Senco, was in the ratio 5 days a week, had key children, doing extra hours, deputy’s extra work and 3 hours a day commuting and on top of all this putting up a bully chef. I was also put in the ratio when manager was absent which also put extended pressure on the staff when I had to leave room. No doubt Staff will find themselves unable to cope with added pressure. They are already under huge pressure as due to large number of agency staff and few apprentices they end up having 15 to 20 key children each. Eventually passionate staff who want to do a good job get stressed, frustrated and drained and finally bound to leave. Unpassionate staff also leave due to.separate reasons. In addition to fix the staff problems which I mentioned above another important thing LEYF must do is to upskill and empower their management team as they are directly responsible for staff well-being for example I had to put up a bully chef which affected my mental state to the extent that it nearly put me off coming to work every morning and myself (deputy manager) and the manager could not address this effectively and fairly I believe due to lack of confidence and skill or may be sometimes management’s habit or a will to ignore issues like this but who paid the price undoubtedly me. There are job competencies there for the staff which every one needs to meet but they are just a piece of paper. This ‘Chef’ does not meet any of these competencies, intimidates the staff however still comfortably working at LEYF under the nose of even Area manager who is (I hope so) well aware of his day to day actions.
 
Mervelee Myers’ insights:
 
All I am going to add is this is only one of the reasons for my Fight4justice campaign. But instead of getting the justice that I was looking for from the Employment tribunal, I ended up with this online… go to https://www.gov.uk/employment-tribunal-decisions/ms-m-myers-v-london-early-years-foundation-2300047-2016. I am sure the public will not be surprised to hear that this is my second time facing direct and indirect DISCRIMINATION. I am part of Dr Maria Hudson 2012 Research Paper: The Experience of Discrimination on Multiple Grounds for the Policy Studies Institute. Recommendations made to Acas. In this day and age when there is a Modern SLAVERY Act 2015, the ET reverted even further back than the SLAVERY ACT 1807. Is it any wonder I am suffering STRESS INCONTINENCE, so I am using the opportunity to tell the world the role that UNIONS play in keeping employees enslaved to the Modern Day SLAVERY Masters and Mistresses who have been given sanctions to destroy lives?
 
 
 
My Fight4justice Continues 11th September 2017.
My Fight4justice was created to show the world what LEYF Nurseries was doing to me from the time I returned from burying my MOTHER and transferred to BIB, HOC and New Cross in Southwark South London. As anyone who might be following my campaigns to clear my name and exonerate myself, they need look no further than Dr Maria Hudson 2012 Research: The Experience of Discrimination on Multiple Grounds for the Policy Studies Institute to show that although I am declared MAD by the trolls and naysayers, I am an accomplished WRITER, who will be an #Author with my first published BOOK soon.
But despite the recommendations to Acas, I doubt very much has been done to implement the recommendations. Otherwise I would not have been left to experience another miscarriages of justice at the hands of the Employment Tribunal Service. I have more than my fair share of stories to write about my experiences of facing discrimination since I arrived in the UK from 1992 to date. Believe me some of what happened to me are not good and do not make for pretty reading.
And most concerning does not make anyone feel positive and reassured that they will get justice from reading about the atrocities in the Mother Country in which I was expecting the systems and establishments to adhere to the legislations, laws, codes of practices and conducts. But instead I have had to deal with workplaces discrimination that ruined my life and career prospects the second time around.
Each time the unions UNISON http://unison.org.uk/ and Voice: the union for education professionals are involved http://www.voicetheunion.org.uk. The Local Educational Authorities, London Borough of Southwark SEND Section sen@southwark.gov.uk, and Local Safeguarding Board and Primary Schools. Solicitors Capsticks, Wimbledon, #JohnFenton http://www.personnelconsultancy.com, Bates Wells & Braithwraite London, http://www.bwbllp.com. Advising London and Barrister #SamanthaJones are all cut from the same cloth when it comes to dealing with the Vulnerable Employees.
I want the Public to take stock of my Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and Twitter to see if I have not been a CREDIBLE WITNESS? Throughout the time I joined the first Social Media platforms in February 2010. Then compare what I have been writing about my experiences from the time I transferred to BIB on the 23rd July 2014 to the Review of #JyotiBhardwaj below. Despite the ET Judgement posted online at https://www.gov.uk/employment-tribunal-decisions/ms-m-myers-v-london-early-years-foundation-2300047-2016, they have got it so wrong once again.
 
Jyoti Sharma reviewed LEYF Nurseries – 1 star 2 March ·
I said Goodbye to LEYF couple of weeks ago but I feel that I left my mission unaccomplished and I am still struggling to overcome the LEYF addiction I have, however I do feel that by moving on I have done one of the best things for my overall well being. Leyf is an organisation which has high aspirations and to achieve these aspirations LEYF likes to push its staff as much as it can without sorting the issues or giving them enough support etc.
Staff at Leyf get dead busy and no extra help or time is offered to them to manage the enhanced work load. As a deputy manager I had so much to do with out having any admin day or some time off the room. I was working as a deputy, a Senco, was in the ratio 5 days a week, had key children, doing extra hours, deputy’s extra work and 3 hours a day commuting and on top of all this putting up a bully chef.
I was also put in the ratio when manager was absent which also put extended pressure on the staff when I had to leave room. No doubt Staff will find themselves unable to cope with added pressure. They are already under huge pressure as due to large number of agency staff and few apprentices they end up having 15 to 20 key children each. Eventually passionate staff who want to do a good job get stressed, frustrated and drained and finally bound to leave. Unpassionate staff also leave due to separate reasons.
In addition to fix the staff problems which I mentioned above another important thing LEYF must do is to upskill and empower their management team as they are directly responsible for staff well-being for example I had to put up a bully chef which affected my mental state to the extent that it nearly put me off coming to work every morning and myself (deputy manager) and the manager could not address this effectively and fairly I believe due to lack of confidence and skill or may be sometimes management’s habit or a will to ignore issues like this but who paid the price undoubtedly me.
There are job competencies there for the staff which every one needs to meet but they are just a piece of paper. This ‘Chef’ does not meet any of these competencies, intimidates the staff however still comfortably working at LEYF under the nose of even Area manager who is (I hope so) well aware of his day to day actions.
 
The Area Manager Jyoti is referring to is #HildaMiller who made my life a living hell even before I transferred to BIB https://www.facebook.com/public/Mervelee-Myers. But what hurts me the most is how the 3 Judges allowed themselves to be CONNED at the ET case from the 20th -21st December 2016 and then again on the 28th February – 3rd March 2017. This is a sad indication of how the vulnerable employees are victimised and scapegoated into becoming the #VULNERABLE_VOICELESS because of direct and indirect discrimination. Now can the 3 judges examine their conscience please?
 

Taking on LEYF & Cohorts

My Windrush Story: GDPR 25th May 2018

How my thirst for knowledge rescued me… The GDPR & Connection

Today on the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), I take greatest of pleasure in making my implicit knowledge explicit about the way I made use of the opportunities I am afforded with to empower myself. This was from the time I arrived in the UK on the 7th June 1992, and starting at the bottom working my way up the ladder. However I am at a sad place in my life, starting from the time I came back from burying my mother and transferring to a new workplace site on the 23rd July 2014. My life have been changed forever and I am now waiting on closures from the former employers, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF Nurserieswww.lefy.org.uk to put the matter behind me. In that way I can pick up the pieces and the threads together and get on with my life. Therefore I have introduce the following in my story.

Sources of continuity, familiarity and consistency… Trusted Family, Friends & Beliefs

Let’s start with my horoscope that I have been reading religiously every day for the past four (4) years hoping the Gods will smile down on me and release me from this torture? Taurus: You’ll get a rare opportunity to realise a cherished dream. If your best friend or partner has been urging you to get an advanced degree, display your creative work or change jobs, you should go for it. Help from unexpected sources will arrive.

Evaluation: I am upset about what have been happening to me in the UK, for a variety of reasons. But primarily for the fact that my career was first put on hold and then destroyed over the period of 2004 to 2015. Between that times I represented myself two (2) times, at the Employment Tribunal. Both times the Employment Tribunal Service presided over the miscarriages of justice that left me a victim to fraudsters and scammers as well as blacklisting and networking. If in doubt about my credibility as a witness, without any legal trainings, just go to Dr Maria Hudson 2012 Research Paper – Ref: 01/12 recommended to Acas: research@acas.org.uk, www.acas.org.uk/researchpapers. However the recommendations to ACAS was not implemented. My Racism claims were strike out repeatedly by #JudgeMartin, despite #JudgeBaron’s intervention at the Preliminary Hearing and sending it back for reconsideration.

I informed the Employment Tribunal Law about the non-compliance of the Respondent’s Representative, Mr #JohnFenton of Personnel Consultancy Ltd, The www.personnelconsultancy.com. This was from our first meeting at the Preliminary Hearing on the 15th March 2016. That’s the time I asked about the Respondent’s solicitors Bates Wells Braithwaite www.bwbllp.com.They first contacted me on the 24th September 2015. Mr Fenton pushed the matter under the carpet. The ET http://www.justice.gov.uk/trib…/employment/claims/responding, chose to turn a blind eye to my concerns as can be seen from me having to pursue my claims to the Employment Appeals Tribunal. My ordeals becoming even more burdensome and impacting on my disabilities and my Mental Health Conditions in particular. Because the EAT was fed with some erroneous facts that I am still at a loss knowing where they came from?

The Equality Act 2010, Data Protection Act 1998 & GDPR 2018…

I have had two (2) significant bereavements, losing loved ones, my brother suddenly to colon cancer in 2008. Strangely enough that’s when the discrimination that started in 2004 in the workplace was escalated to the point when I started questioning my sanity. Because my childhood traumas were the onset of my father who was struck down with Parkinson’s disease suffering for years before he was released when death intervened. My life was changed forever by the time I was transitioning through puberty. That’s why I pride myself on claiming the status of “I am an expert-authority on subjects from the cradle to the grave” in my bibliography. But what haunts me to this day is the fact that despite having a diagnosis for chronic anxiety, the GP refuse to give me a Medical Report for the ET. I must make it clear that the discrimination happened at King’s College Hospital, workplace nursery. I have since had counselling at the Maudsley Hospital www.slam-iapt.nhs.uk/southwark. Therefore the NHS has exonerated themselves.

Rule of Law: British Values 2014, Counter Terrorism & Security Act 2015, Modern Slavery Act 2015

I chose to make my life an Open Book for a variety of reasons, but primarily for the fact that I realise, I know the triggers for my hidden disabilities. Therefore the more I share my concerns and let others know about my disabilities Facebook https://www.facebook.come/public/Mervelee-Myers. And what make me tick, the better I am able to manage and control my conditions. Little did I know that some unscrupulous employers and their cohorts would be using my vulnerabilities to destabilise me, in two toxic workplaces environments. The first time it happened I was determined to stand up for my beliefs and live my life by the old fashioned values and principles I was brought up with. But I had no idea of the impact on my health and wellbeing, taking a stance and challenging social injustices and inequalities would have on my life.

All my life I live with this fear of becoming ill and unable to take care of myself as a result of the experiences of having my family who suffered ill health and disabilities. And later died after years of suffering. During that time I lost family to brutal murders that impacted on me and other family. My grandmother died of a broken heart after the murder of her son, my uncle. My mother, her only remaining child, having to pick up the pieces, caring for her husband, my father and now her mother. Of course my granny had other complications which led to her having a series of ill health episodes, linked to her disabilities. In the space of a month my family was burying my father and grandmother. Just imagine the impact on me, when I take on dad’s signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease? That’s why I will not become a voiceless vulnerable and let UNISON http://unison.org.uk, get away with the part they played in destroying my career.

I have had two (2) nervous breakdown, in two (2) toxic workplaces between 2004 and 2015. But what did the ET do, make me a victim, because I refuse to conform to the bullying, harassment and intimidation of LEYF and their cohorts. If you want to know more about how they operate to keep us as Modern Slaves find out at https://www.gov.uk/…/ms-m-myers-v-london-early-years-founda…. I have had others joining LEYF to discriminate against me, for no other reasons than I am only one insignificant person. I have no one to stand up for me. Even some of my own family and friends abandoned me because I refuse to be a voiceless vulnerable. However I am laying down the gauntlet to everyone that I value myself and is aware of my own worth. So I will be as narcissistic about myself as I want to be.

The Windrush Generation Stories… Discrimination is against the Rule of Law…

I will start by sharing this little excerpt from my husband who came to the UK in Easter Season of 1956. A few years before I was even a twinkle in my parent’s eyes. My husband being an ambitious person, like most of his generation. And coming from the traditional customs and norms passed down through family, continue to make his contributions to building the UK and bettering his standings in life. So applied for a loan at one of the financial institutions. Only to be informed by the Bank Manager: “Mr Tomlinson, you have a small illusion that one day, you can become a property tycoon”? Certainly this is discrimination, or is this not part of the Rule of Law? Because if you go back and look at Dr Maria Hudson’s Research, for the Policy Studies Institute, you will see how it is littered with discrimination of the protected characteristics in the Equality Act, 2010.

Read my story at South London Press www.icsouthlondon.co.uk. This goes back to 2004 and is more proof that discrimination is rife in any society that will treat one human less favourably than another. In my case I was used and abused by my former employers and then they turned around and tried destroying me. Using my vulnerability of having disabilities against me, after taking the best years of my working life.

Now take a step forward to my ET case with LEYF and the aggravation by the UK government departments that leaves me unable to get my life back on track. What the Windrush Generation are going through did not just start yesterday. As far as I am concerned my brush with discrimination started in 2004 when I was defrauded of my hard earned money at the hands of the Banking Institutions that then treated me like a criminal. My reflections leave me with no other alternatives than to look at the patterns of discrimination unfolding.

I can pinpoint the organisations and government departments involved. Namely the Department for Work and Pensions – DWPHMRC, the Metropolitan Police Service and the Ministry of Justice UK. What I want the readers to consider is the fact that I have written Open Letters, including to David Cameron and Theresa May. I have contacted Neil Coyle MP and the rest is history. I have been sharing my stories with Daily Expresswww.express.org.uk about my battles with disabilities and Mental Health Conditions in particular. But because I am not a celebrity, I am not given a voice. Guessing I am not important enough to sell newspaper? Therefore I go about creating my own outlet for sharing my stories across Social Media platforms as I learned when I first attended JT Foxx Organization free training.

That’s why I have been making my implicit knowledge explicit from the time I joined Social Media in February 2010. My stories are in cyberspace on the following: GoogleYouTubeLinkedInTwitterWordPressInstagramFlickrCancer Research UKParkinson’s UK, et al to name some of the well known ones. Please spare some time if you can to read my stories about my experiences growing up with childhood traumas.

Find out why I dub myself an expert-authority on subjects from the cradle to the grave. Try and understand why I have lost my trust in some of the human beings who have done me wrong repeatedly and trying to destroy my life. Make up your minds about why I have decided that giving up was never an options despite the challenges and adversities I faced all my life. Then you will realise why I have to be the voice of those who have been discriminated against and made victims, as I am trying to set up my advocacy to support others.

Where is the Consistency, Familiarity and Continuity lacking in Society…?

I will end with the excerpt from the Daily Express, the newspaper my Tom introduced me to. One of the reasons is the fact that I heard one of the delegates/speaker at the Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference 2018 make reference to the fact that changes were made to his article published in the paper. I have written Open Letters, one to the Daily Express about my plight at LEYF. For the expressed reason that I contributed to the Mental Health CRUSADE run by the newspaper.

But I think, I was expecting too much that my story would be told. I contacted the Daily Express even more recently about my upcoming EAT case, but still no response. Therefore I will end by saying now I have got representations from Cloisters www.cloister.com, and I am no longer alone in my struggles, who knows? I completed 10K for the first time doing the London Legal Walkwith the London Legal Support Trust. I can now try getting on with my life, knowing the burden of representing myself is with others with the expertise to do so.

Daily Express Friday May 25 2018 page 6:

Windrush cases sour to 5,000. The number of ‘potential’ Windrush cases reported to the Home Office has passed the 5,000 mark. They are among a total of 13,000 calls to a specialist unit set up after the scandal erupted earlier this year. Many of the Windrush generation named after a ship that brought migrants to Britain from the Caribbean in 1948, don’t have enough formal documentation, which has led to some losing their jobs and homes and being denied health care. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced new legislation designed to help end the crisis. The Home Office also disclosed than 850 people now have document following an appointment with their team. Mr Javid said: “I want to swiftly put to right the wrongs that have been done to this generation and am committed”.

Time to Change www.time-to-change.org.uk. I am a Time to Change Champion.
Why don’t I believe in everything I read in the newspaper? Now you can probably tell why.

I am part of more research, which means I will not be the statistic of 1 in 5 suicides are associated with unemployment according to HCT Groupwww.hctgroup.org.

Instead my counselling at the Maudsley Hospital www.slam-iapt.nhs’uk/southwark resulting from the advice of Dr Laura Crawford to get Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sees me living a better quality of life.