5 March 2022 Elder Abuse
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Following over 1,700 interactions with staff, service users, carers, partners, families and community organisations – we launched our new Trust strategy ‘Aiming High; Changing Lives, 2021-2026’.
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Elder abuse (also called “elder mistreatment“, “senior abuse“, “abuse in later life“, “abuse of older adults“, “abuse of older women“, and “abuse of older men“) is “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.” This definition has been adopted by of the World Health Organization (WHO) from a definition put forward by Action on Elder Abuse in the UK. Laws protecting the elderly from abuse are similar to and related to laws protecting dependent adults from abuse.
Mervelee Myers Shares Information About How My Husband is Traumatized 2015 to date
Refer to the ET Case https://www.gov.uk/employment-tribunal-decisions-ms-m-myers-v-london-early-years-foundation-2300047-2016 for why I can’t afford to waste too much more of my time writing. I must try and help me husband feel safe until his time on earth is ended.
It includes harms by people the older person knows, or has a relationship with, such as a spouse, partner, or family member; a friend or neighbor; or people that the older person relies on for services. Many forms of elder abuse are recognized as types of domestic violence or family violence since they are committed by family members. Paid caregivers have also been known to prey on their elderly patients.
MM Updates About Those Responsible For Discrimination Against Us
Refer to Directorate of Professional Standards Our Decision About Your Complaint MOPAC ComplaintReviews@mopac.london.gov.uk and read Mrs. Gloria Cameron’s CASE DISMISSED published by HANSIB firstname.lastname@example.org and www.hansibspublications.com for why nothing has changed and https://www.policeconduct.gov.uk can get away with attempts on my life from they came to my home on the 30/10/2017 to section me on a malicious report by a scammer. With my online profile and “Defensive Practice” those responsible should be drawn and quartered like in olden days. If in doubt refer to my https://www.facebook.com/public/Mervelee-Myers for verification about the extent of elder abuse by the HMCTS and CJS and CPS against me and my husband.
While a variety of circumstances are considered elder abuse, it does not include general criminal activity against older persons, such as home break-ins, “muggings” in the street, or “distraction burglary,” where a stranger distracts an older person at the doorstep while another person enters the property to steal.
MM Updates 2022
Refer to my YouTube for evidence of the extent of elder abuse I captured and put in the public domain. But the authorities failing to act but turns up at my home to put their agenda into place whenever I call for support. There is a LIVE of the www.met.police.uk who visited my home on the 26/3/2022. Dates are important to how I document my https://fight4justiceadvocacy.business.site to safeguard me and my husband.
The abuse of elders by caregivers is a worldwide issue. In 2002, WHO brought international attention to the issue of elder abuse. Over the years, government agencies and community professional groups, worldwide, have specified elder abuse as a social problem. In 2006 the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), and an increasing number of events are held across the globe on this day to raise awareness of elder abuse and highlight ways to challenge such abuse.
- 2Warning signs
- 3Health consequences
- 4Common abusers
- 5Risk factors for elder abuse
- 6Research and statistics
- 8False accusations of elder abuse
- 10See also
- 12Further reading
- 13External links
MM Updates 2022
Although there are common themes of elder abuse across nations, there are also unique manifestations based upon history, culture, economic strength, and societal perceptions of older people within nations themselves. The fundamental common denominator is the use of power and control by one individual to affect the well-being and status of another older individual.
- Physical: e.g. hitting, punching, slapping, burning, pushing, kicking, restraining, false imprisonment/confinement, or giving excessive or improper medication as well as withholding treatment and medication. MM Updates 2022 in Relation to my participation in Dr. Maria Hudson’s “The Experience of Multiple Discrimination” www.acas.org.uk/researchpapers will share how physical abuse was used against me by my former employers in public places at the www.nurseryworldshow.com/london in 2018 by a white girl wearing LEYF shirt. There are photos on social media.
- Psychological/Emotional: e.g. humiliating a person. A common theme is a perpetrator who identifies something that matters to an older person and then uses it to coerce an older person into a particular action. It may take verbal forms such as yelling, name-calling, ridiculing, constantly criticizing, accusations, blaming, or nonverbal forms such as ignoring, silence, shunning or withdrawing affection. MM Updates 2022 Refer to me calling out for support and the visit to my home on the 26/3/2022 is an example of the ill-treatment of the www.met.police.uk against me from 30/10/2017 to date. Evidence at YouTube. The ill-treatment affecting my husband and me.
- Elder financial abuse: also known as financial exploitation, involving misappropriation of financial resources by family members, caregivers, or strangers, or the use of financial means to control the person or facilitate other types of abuse. Also, failure to pay financial support to impoverished elders in jurisdictions which have filial responsibility laws, such as France, Germany, and most of the United States. MM Updates 2022 Refer to www.icsouthlondon.co.uk from 2014 when I was defrauded and begged the South London Press to share my story. Refer to David Lammy MP Review of Racial Bias and BAME representation in the Criminal Justice System for why https://www.ryanclement.com can be bragging about his invitation to HOC about Windrush Generation. When he came to my home to take my husband’s money to represent me at the EAT. The www.moneyclaim.gov.uk passed the judgement for me to be paid Instead www.courtenforcementserviceltd.co.uk failed to collect my money. Am a victim of the CLCC colluding with https://www.39essex.com/barrister/samantha-jones to issue me with ECRO.
- Sexual: e.g. forcing a person to take part in any sexual activity without his or her consent, including forcing them to participate in conversations of a sexual nature against their will; which may also include situations where the person is no longer able to give consent (dementia). MM Updates 2022 I have been targeted and aware of how those responsible are trying to entrap me. Am made a CRIMINAL needing Emotional Regulation Treatment. HMCTS and CPS and CJS trying to get me SECTIONED so I have no say in my RIGHTS not to be DISCRIMINATED against.
- Neglect: e.g. depriving a person of proper medical treatment, food, heat, clothing, comfort, essential medication, or depriving a person of needed services to force certain kinds of actions, financial and otherwise. Neglect can include leaving an at-risk (i.e. fall risk) elder person unattended. The deprivation may be intentional (active neglect) or happen out of lack of knowledge or resources (passive neglect). MM Updates 2022 Refer those involved in the miscarriages of justice after bereavements and losses.
MM Updates About Those Involved with Elder Abuse of My Husband And Me in 2022
In addition, some U.S. state laws also recognize the following as elder abuse:
- Abandonment: deserting a dependent person with the intent to abandon them or leave them unattended at a place for such a time period that may be likely to endanger their health or welfare.
- Rights abuse: denying the civil and constitutional rights of a person who is old, but not declared by court to be mentally incapacitated. This is an aspect of elder abuse that is increasingly being recognized and adopted by nations.
- Self-neglect: any persons neglecting themselves by not caring about their own health, well-being or safety. Self-neglect (harm by self) is treated as conceptually different than abuse (harm by others). Elder self-neglect can lead to illness, injury, or even death. Common needs that older adults may deny themselves or ignore include the following: sustenance (food or water); cleanliness (bathing and personal hygiene); adequate clothing for climate protection; proper shelter; adequate safety; clean and healthy surroundings; medical attention for serious illness; and essential medications. Self-neglect is often created by an individual’s declining mental awareness or capability. Some older adults may choose to deny themselves some health or safety benefits, which may not be self-neglect. This may simply be their personal choice. Caregivers and other responsible individuals must honor these choices if the older adult is sound of mind. In other instances, the older adult may lack the needed resources, as a result of poverty, or other social condition. This is also not considered “self-neglect.”
- Institutional abuse refers to physical or psychological harm, as well as rights violations in settings where care and assistance is provided to dependent older adults or others, such as nursing homes. Recent studies of approximately 2,000 nursing home facility residents in the United States reported a growing abuse rate of 44% and neglect up to 95%, making elder abuse in nursing homes a growing danger. Exact statistics are rare due to elder abuse in general and specifically in nursing homes being a silent condition.
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An abuser can be a caregiver, spouse, partner, relative, friend, neighbor, volunteer worker, paid worker, practitioner, solicitor, or any other individual with the intent to deprive a vulnerable person of their resources. Relatives include adult children and their spouses or partners, their offspring, and other extended family members. Children and living relatives who have a history of substance abuse or have had other life troubles are of particular concern. For example, Hybrid Financial Exploitation (HFE) abusive individuals are more likely to be a relative, chronically unemployed, and dependent on the elderly person. Additionally, past studies have estimated that between 16% and 38% of all elder abusers have a history of mental illness. Elder abuse perpetrated by individuals with mental illnesses can be decreased by lessening the level of dependency that persons with serious mental illness have on family members. This can be done by funneling more resources into housing assistance programs, intensive care management services, and better welfare benefits for individuals with serious mental illness. People with substance abuse and mental health disorders typically have very small social networks, and this confinement contributes to the overall occurrence of elder abuse.
MM Updates 2022
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Perpetrators of elder abuse can include anyone in a position of trust, control or authority over the individual. Family relationships, neighbors and friends, are all socially considered relationships of trust, whether or not the older adult actually thinks of the people as “trustworthy.” Some perpetrators may “groom” an older person (befriend or build a relationship with them) in order to establish a relationship of trust. Older people living alone who have no adult children living nearby are particularly vulnerable to “grooming” by neighbors and friends who would hope to gain control of their estates.
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The majority of abusers are relatives, typically the older adult’s spouse/partner or sons and daughters, although the type of abuse differs according to the relationship. In some situations the abuse is “domestic violence grown old,” a situation in which the abusive behavior of a spouse or partner continues into old age. In some situations, an older couple may be attempting to care and support each other and failing, in the absence of external support. In the case of sons and daughters, it tends to be that of financial abuse, justified by a belief that it is nothing more than the “advance inheritance” of property, valuables, and money.
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Though corporate abusers, such as brokerage firms and bank trust companies have been considered too regulated to be able to abuse the elderly, cases of such abuse have been reported. Such corporate abuse might escape notice both because they have more aptitude at methods of abuse that can go undetected and because they are protected by attorneys and the government in ways that individuals are not.
Within paid care environments, abuse can occur for a variety of reasons. Some abuse is the willful act of cruelty inflicted by a single individual upon an older person. In fact, a case study in Canada suggests that the high elder abuse statistics are from repeat offenders who, like in other forms of abuse, practice elder abuse for the schadenfreude associated with the act. More commonly, institutional abuses or neglect may reflect lack of knowledge, lack of training, lack of support, or insufficient resourcing. Institutional abuse may be the consequence of common practices or processes that are part of running of a care institution or service. Sometimes this type of abuse is referred to as “poor practice,” although this term reflects the motive of the perpetrator (the causation) rather than the impact upon the older person.
With the aging of today’s population, there is the potential that elder abuse will increase unless it is more comprehensively recognized and addressed.
MM Updates 2022
Mervelee Myers is an Expert Authority on Subjects from Cradle to Grave. Visit my websites and YouTube and the internet to view me advocating as a Mental Health & SEND Advocate. I am the early years practitioner who developed the listening ethos. Yet I became a victim because of the breaching of the Equality Act 2010 Protected Characteristics.
Elder abuse is not a direct parallel to child maltreatment, as perpetrators of elder abuse do not have the same legal protection of rights as parents of children do. For example, a court order is needed to remove a child from their home but not to remove a victim of elder abuse from theirs.
Risk factors for elder abuse
- Has memory problems (such as dementia) – I diagnosed mum’s dementia. Am working on projects with the elderly experiencing dementia.
- Has a mental illness, either long-standing or recent – Refer to my FILE for how HMCTS and CPS and CJS are responsible for the DISCRIMINATION that caused the deterioration in my Mental Health. And how am being targeted to section me under the Mental Health Act.
- Has physical disabilities – HMCTS ET/EAT claimed I made up disabilities.
- Has depression, loneliness, or lack of social support – Refer to my Online Presence and my “Open Book” lifestyle sharing stories to help others.
- Abuses alcohol or other substances –
- Takes prescribed medications that impair judgment – I tried not taking Prescription Medication unless I have to.
- Is verbally or physically combative with the caregiver – I was pushed over the edge by HMCTS and CPS and CJS involvement to protect LEYF CEO a former Mental Health Nurse using sensitive information in my FILE to trigger my PTSD.
- Has a shared living situation
- Has a criminal history – I am a CRIMINAL of unlaw means by HMCTS and CPS and CJS.
Several other risk factors increase the likelihood that a caregiver will participate in elder abuse, including a caregiver who:
- Feels overwhelmed or resentful
- Has a history of substance abuse or a history of abusing others
- Is dependent on the older person for housing, finances, or other needs
- Has mental health problems
- Is unemployed
- Has a criminal history
- Has a shared living situation
- Lower income or poverty has been found to be associated with elder abuse. Low economic resources have been conceptualized as a contextual or situational stressor contributing to elder abuse.
- Living with a large number of household members other than a spouse is associated with an increased risk of abuse, especially financial abuse.
MM Updates 2022
I asked to be transferred to work closer to home to continue working and be carer for my husband. I was targeted at BIB after LEYF CEO sanctioned the DISCRIMINATION.
Risk factors can also be categorized into individual, relationship, community, and sociocultural levels. At the individual level, elders who have poor physical and mental health are at higher risk. At the relationship level, a shared living situation is a huge risk factor for the elderly, and living in the same area as the abuser is more likely to result in abuse. At the community level, caregivers may knowingly or inadvertently cause social isolation of the elderly. At the sociocultural level, a representation of an older person as weak and dependent, lack of funds to pay for care, elderly people who need assistance but live alone, and destruction of bonds between the generation of a family are possible factors in elder abuse.
Mental Health Act
In most cases when people are treated in hospital or another mental health facility, they have agreed or volunteered to be there. You may be referred to as a voluntary patient.
But there are cases when a person can be detained, also known as sectioned, under the Mental Health Act (1983) and treated without their agreement.
The Mental Health Act (1983) is the main piece of legislation that covers the assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental health disorder.
People detained under the Mental Health Act need urgent treatment for a mental health disorder and are at risk of harm to themselves or others.
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For those sprouting Gibberish that am MAD, I will tackle the subject about my Auntie Anita in due course. She was set to walk the streets & lived in a cave on her Parents Property. Saddest of all she died on said street, hit by a blown out tyre from a truck.
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Changes to the Mental Health Act during the coronavirus outbreak
The government have made some temporary changes to the Mental Health Act due to coronavirus.
The Rethink website has published NHS guidance for anyone affected by the Mental Health Act during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Advice for carers and families
If your loved one has been detained, he or she will have to stay in hospital until the doctors or a mental health tribunal decide otherwise.
You still have the right to visit. Visiting arrangements depend on the hospital, so check visiting hours with staff or on the hospital website.
In some cases the patient may refuse visitors, and hospital staff will respect the patient’s wishes. If you’re unable to see your relative, staff should explain why.
With permission from your relative, doctors may discuss the treatment plan with you.
You can also raise concerns or worries with the doctors and nurses on the ward.
Hospital accommodation should be age- and gender-appropriate.
Not all hospitals will be able to offer a ward dedicated to each gender, but all should at least offer same-sex toilets and wash facilities.
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For more information:
- browse Rethink’s guide What sort of ward will my relative be on?
- read or download easy read factsheets, which explain in simple terms your rights and choices when you’re detained under the Mental Health Act
Who decides that someone should be detained?
An emergency is when someone seems to be at serious risk of harming themselves or others.
Police have powers to enter your home, if need be by force, under a Section 135 warrant.
You may then be taken to a place of safety for an assessment by an approved mental health professional and a doctor.
You can be kept there until the assessment is completed, for up to 24 hours.
If the police find you in a public place and you appear to have a mental disorder and are in need of immediate care or control, they can take you to a place of safety (usually a hospital or sometimes the police station) and detain you there under Section 136.
You’ll then be assessed by an approved mental health professional and a doctor.
You can be kept there until the assessment is completed, for up to 24 hours.
If you’re already in hospital, certain nurses can stop you leaving under Section 5(4) until the doctor in charge of your care or treatment, or their nominated deputy, can make a decision about whether to detain you there under Section 5(2).
Section 5(4) gives nurses the ability to detain someone in hospital for up to 6 hours.
Section 5(2) gives doctors the ability to detain someone in hospital for up to 72 hours, during which time you should receive an assessment that decides if further detention under the Mental Health Act is necessary.
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In most non-emergency cases, family members, a GP, carer or other professionals may voice concerns about your mental health.
They should discuss this with you, and together you should make a decision about what help you may need, such as making an appointment with your GP to discuss further options.
But there may be times when there are sufficient concerns about your mental health and your ability to make use of the help offered.
In these circumstances your relatives or the professionals involved in your care can ask for a formal assessment of your mental health through the Mental Health Act process.
Your nearest relative has the right to ask the local approved mental health professional service, which may be run by local social care services, for an assessment under the Mental Health Act.
It’s also possible for a court to consider using the Mental Health Act in some circumstances, or for a transfer to a hospital to take place from prison.
As part of this formal process, you’ll be assessed by doctors and an approved mental health professional.
One of the doctors must be specially certified as having particular experience in the assessment or treatment of mental illness.
The length of time you could be detained for depends on the type of mental health condition you have and your personal circumstances at the time.
You could be detained for:
- up to 28 days under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act
- up to 6 months under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act, with further renewals
During these periods, assessments will be regularly carried out by the doctor in charge of your care to determine whether it’s safe for you to be discharged and what further treatment is required, if any.
You should always be given information about your rights under the Mental Health Act.
Read the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Q&A about being sectioned in England and Wales.
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What does the term ‘being sectioned’ mean?
The Mental Health Act is structured in many sections.
If someone says, “You’re being sectioned under the Mental Health Act”, they mean you’re detained according to a particular section of the Mental Health Act.
In most cases, you’ll be told which section of the Mental Health Act applied in your case. For example, “You’re detained under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act”.
How can I appeal against being detained?
Any person who’s compulsorily detained has the right to appeal against the decision to a mental health tribunal (MHT) or to the hospital’s managers.
An MHT is an independent body that decides whether you should be discharged from hospital.
You may be eligible for legal aid to pay for a solicitor to help you do this.
You also have the right to see an independent mental health advocate if you’re detained.
Ask the nurses on your ward or the hospital manager how you can get to see one.
An independent mental health advocate can help you understand your rights and could also help if you’re not happy with your situation.
You can also make a complaint to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) if you’re unhappy with the way the Mental Health Act has been used.
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Consent to treatment
If you’re held under the Mental Health Act, you can be treated against your will.
This is because it’s felt you do not have sufficient capacity to make an informed decision about your treatment at the time.
This is also the case if you refuse treatment but the team treating you believe you should have it.
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What is ‘Section 17 leave’?
Going on leave from the hospital should form an important part of your care as you recover.
This means that while detained under the Mental Health Act, you may be able to leave the hospital if authorised by the doctor or clinician in charge of your care (also known as the responsible clinician).
This leave is often referred to as “section 17 leave”, as it’s Section 17 of the Mental Health Act that allows this leave.
The responsible clinician in charge of your care can place conditions on the leave, such as where you should stay while away from the hospital and whether this will be for a fixed period of time.
You should be given a copy of the Section 17 leave form that sets out these conditions so you’re clear what they are.
The responsible clinician can revoke your leave and make you come back to hospital at any time.
If you do not return to the hospital at the end of the leave period, you can be made to go back to the hospital.
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What’s a community treatment order?
If you have been treated in hospital under the Mental Health Act and are being discharged or allowed out of the hospital on short-term leave, you may be put under a Community Treatment Order (CTO).
Under Section 17 of the Act, you can get leave but can be recalled to hospital if, for example, you stop taking required medication or your condition gets worse.
Make sure you know how long any leave is agreed for (usually 1 night or a weekend) before leaving the hospital.
You may be recalled to hospital during the leave if there are significant concerns about how you manage in the community.
If you’re on leave or are being discharged, you may be made subject to a CTO if your doctor is concerned that you may not continue your treatment when you leave hospital.
Generally, a CTO means you can go home under certain conditions that you have to meet.
This is to protect yourself or others from harm and ensures you continue your treatment.
As normally occurs when someone is discharged from hospital, you’ll be assigned a care co-ordinator, who’ll help you with your mental health needs.
If you break the conditions of the CTO or your situation gets worse, you could be readmitted to hospital.
You could be detained for up to 72 hours while a decision is made about the next steps in your care.
Depending on your circumstances, your CTO could be revoked, which means you’ll have to stay in hospital, or you could be allowed to leave hospital and continue your CTO.
While you’re on a CTO, you can appeal against it. You may be eligible for legal aid to pay for a solicitor to help you do this.
You also have the right to see an independent mental health advocate and appeal to a mental health tribunal when you’re on a CTO.
Ask your care co-ordinator, the nurses on your ward or hospital manager how you can get to see one.
An independent mental health advocate can help you understand your rights and could also help if you’re not happy with any of your CTO conditions.
The CQC provides detailed guidance about your rights in relation to consent to medication and electroconvulsive therapy if you’re subject to a CTO.
On this day 11 years ago Mervelee Ratty Nembhard is with Winsome Duncan: Author, Artist & Book Confidence Coach and 7 others April 3, 2011 ·
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What’s the SOAD service?
The second opinion appointed doctor (SOAD) service safeguards the rights of patients subject to the Mental Health Act.
SOADs are consulted in certain circumstances when a patient refuses treatment, or is too ill or otherwise incapable of giving consent.
They’ll check whether the recommended treatment is clinically appropriate and that your views and rights have been taken into account.
- If you have already received medication for 3 months without consent under the Mental Health Act, the SOAD has to review whether continuous medication is really necessary.
- If you’re too ill to give valid consent to electroconvulsive therapy and your doctor feels it’s necessary, the SOAD has to review whether it’s appropriate for the treatment to be given. Electroconvulsive therapy cannot be given to a patient who’s able to give consent but refuses to do so, except in urgent situations.
What’s an approved mental health professional (AMHP)?
An approved mental health professional (AMHP) is a mental health worker who has received special training to provide help and give assistance to people who are being treated under the Mental Health Act.
Their functions can include helping to assess whether a person needs to be compulsorily detained (sectioned) as part of their treatment.
An approved mental health worker is also responsible for ensuring that the human and civil rights of a person being detained are upheld and respected.
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|Occupational Medicine and Disability Law HIGHLIGHTS Occupational medicine poses difficult conflicts of interest between practitioners and employees. The laws governing the physician–patient relationship are modified in occupational medicine. Occupational medicine practitioners must understand the applicable state and federal laws. Occupational medical records in private offices are subject to inspection by OSHA and labor unions. Communicable diseases pose special workplace risks. Introduction Occupational medicine is characterized by conflicts between the employee’s interests and those of the employer. These conflicts arise from the employer’s obligation to pay for workplace injuries and disabilities, and potential regulatory sanctions against employers who have disproportionate numbers of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) reportable events. It is to the employer’s benefit to minimize injuries and to attribute them to off the job activities or personal illness. Conversely, in today’s marketplace, many employees have limited or no personal health benefits. This gives the employee an incentive to claim that personal medical problems are workplace related so that they must be paid for by the employer. State and federal law recognizes that the physician–patient relationship is different in occupational medicine, and that there are situations where physicians make medical evaluations of patients without forming a legal physician–patient relationship. Conversely, the law expects occupational medicine practitioners of all types to be honest with their patients and to respect their autonomy and their right to consent to, and be informed about, their medical care. This section discusses the basic state and federal laws governing occupational medical practice, special legal problems such as communicable disease control in the workplace, and occupational medical services in general medical care settings. Occupational medicine is a recognized medical specialty, and nonspecialist physicians who are not experts in occupational medicine can incur substantial legal risks. Unlike most other areas of medical practice, providers of occupational medical services must comply with very intrusive federal regulations on access to and retention of medical records, including the right of OSHA and others to enter the practitioner’s office and go through all the occupational medical records.|
Applicants, employees and former employees are protected from employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability and genetic information (including family medical history).
Applicants, employees and former employees are also protected from retaliation (punishment) for filing a charge or complaint of discrimination, participating in a discrimination investigation or lawsuit, or opposing discrimination (for example, threatening to file a charge or complaint of discrimination).
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Disability discrimination at work
Disability discrimination is when someone puts you at a disadvantage because of your condition or impairment. This could include:
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- your employer not providing reasonable adjustments that would help you to do your job
- an employer withdrawing a job offer when they learn of your condition
- your employer firing you due to disability-related absences
- workplace bullying because you are disabled
The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination in the workplace. It defines a disabled person as someone with “a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on [their] ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”.
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Types of disability discrimination
Discrimination is when someone puts you at a disadvantage because of your condition. There are different types of disability discrimination.
When a disabled person is treated less favourably because of their impairment or condition. For example, if you do not get a place on a training course because your employer assumes it would be difficult for you to get there.
When a workplace process or rule inadvertently disadvantages a disabled person, like the work canteen not being accessible.
When a colleague makes offensive remarks about disability.
Failure to make reasonable adjustments
There is no set definition of what is ‘reasonable’, it depends on the job and the employer. But if something is easy and inexpensive to do, and your employer has not done it, this could be disability discrimination.
When discrimination can happen
You can face discrimination at any stage of employment.
If you are not selected for interview because of your condition. This can be difficult to prove.
If you do not get adjustments at interview after you ask for them, this could be discrimination. Your interviewer is not allowed to ask you about your condition or how it affects you, except in very limited circumstances. These include discussing adjustments you may need to perform as well as others in the recruitment process, or your ability to do the core aspects of the job.
If your employer does not make reasonable adjustments to enable you to do your job, it could be discrimination. Reasonable adjustments can include flexible working and different duties.
If you do not get a promotion or a pay rise because you are disabled, this is discrimination.
It may be discrimination if you are fired due to disability-related absences.
What you can do if you face discrimination
1. Start with a chat
If you face discrimination at work, talk to a manager as soon as possible.
2. Raise a grievance
If you cannot resolve this informally, try raising a grievance. This is a complaint that should follow your employer’s formal procedure. Ask HR if you do not know where to find information about it.
Raising a grievance usually involves writing a letter with details of the discrimination. Your employer’s grievance policy should explain what you need to do. It will also tell you how long each stage of the procedure should take. If you are unfairly treated for raising a grievance, this is also discrimination.
3. Get independent advice
If raising a grievance does not help, seek advice. Your union may be able to help you or act as a mediator.
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) provides free, impartial advice on all workplace issues.
4. Make a claim for disability discrimination
If mediation fails, you can make a claim for disability discrimination.
Tribunals are a last resort and can be stressful. Think carefully before going ahead. The time limit for making a discrimination claim at a tribunal is 3 months less a day from the date when the discrimination happened.
Keep notes of any conversations and copies of any emails so you can show that you tried to follow your employer’s procedures and find a solution.
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Discrimination: your rights
- Types of discrimination (‘protected characteristics’)
- How you can be discriminated against
- Discrimination at work
- What you can do
Types of discrimination (‘protected characteristics’)
It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of:
- gender reassignment
- being married or in a civil partnership
- being pregnant or on maternity leave
- race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
These are called ‘protected characteristics’.
You’re protected from discrimination:
- at work
- in education
- as a consumer
- when using public services
- when buying or renting property
- as a member or guest of a private club or association
You’re legally protected from discrimination by the Equality Act 2010.
You’re also protected from discrimination if:
- you’re associated with someone who has a protected characteristic, for example a family member or friend
- you’ve complained about discrimination or supported someone else’s claim
Action against discrimination
You can do something voluntarily to help people with a protected characteristic. This is called ‘positive action’.
Taking positive action is legal if people with a protected characteristic:
- are at a disadvantage
- have particular needs
- are under-represented in an activity or type of work
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17 March 2022 Adrina Legister Poem
This is Mervelee Ratty Nembhard advanced #warning to Ervin Nembhard & Fight4justice & Valdin Legister & Mertie Bernard & Michael Legister & Naheel Julene Brown Legister & Dostan Nembhard & Dostan Nembhard & Kevin Murray that am #writing for my #launch. I will make sure https://www.39essex.com/barrister/samantha-jones goes to #jail with all of the #paedophiles at #LEYF and the University of East London and all #systemicdiscrimination
Dedication To Mervelee Myers’ Granddaughter Adrina Legister
My Granddaughter Is My Precious Gift of a Lifetime
The year 2004 will go down
In my history as part of my wonderful journey
Documented to creating my legacies
Nelson Mandela “The Purpose of Freedom is to Create for Others”
Always uppermost in my thoughts the past 8 years
Since the death of my mother and many others
I begged the South London Press to publish my story
When I was a nobody, and I was recognised everywhere I went
Because of my features and much more that are unique to me
From my DNA and “Multiple Identifies” I was once ashamed of
I had a cancer scare in 2004 and was not aware of it
Until 2008 when my brother BYRON took sick, and questions asked
I started Open University after escaping
“Domestic Abuse and Homelessness”
I was free from the “Cycle of Abuse”
When I get the courage to run for my life
Supported by Arnold Tomlinson who I was introduced to in 2001
Despite my deficits and limitations,
I made use of my opportunities
Been challenging discrimination when
Barclays colluded to defraud me of my savings
I took my claim to the Financial Ombudsman Service
Got compensated, I am no pushover
I was diagnosed with “Chronic Anxiety”
In 2006 to do Health and Social Care examination
Arriving in Jamaica in December
I was prepared to meet 2 grandchildren
I was on my way home from Montego Bay
We ended up at Landillo Housing Scheme
Where I meet my granddaughter for the first time
This is/was the best kept secret, ever,
No one whisper a word
But we are known for keeping our mouths shut when it matters
Adrina was a chubby little girl and I fall in love immediately
What resonated with me the most was she was born in my month
Like me, Adrina has had her moments growing up in a world
Where it takes a village to raise a child
I must thank all those who played and
Are continuing to provide a support network
For her to feel loved, valued, understood,
And appreciated in in this world of sorrows
Where some of us abandon and reject their own
To follow the crowd
I can attest to this fact because it happened to me when I was young
Despite the odds, Adrina made it through High School
And graduated, unlike me
Who was affected by Childhood Traumas?
I played an important role in
Adrina’s life bridging the gap between
She and her mother if it is even an ear to listen when mum needs to
Share her concerns about her child and
I always tried being neutral
Last time I saw my granddaughter when
I was home for Ms Connie’s funeral
She was towering over me, and
I missed out on 8 years of her life
I received the news Adrina Legister has been accepted at
GC FOSTER COLLEGE where Valdin Allan Legister studied
So, Richard Harty of the UEL
Get ready to publish your investigation
Because Mervelee Myers with Fight4justice is advocating
On behalf of my granddaughter in breaking down the barriers
Of discrimination denying me my rights
To repair my mental and physical impairment
Studying at the UEL was to be part of my empowerment
But Richard Harty panicked and called my mobile to threaten me
I published my work, some of which were stolen by LinkedIn
I was once an INFLUENCER until LEYF strike
I will present evidence of carrying out
“A Voice of a Child” research for June O’Sullivan
I was a participant in Dr. Maria Hudson’s
“The Experience of Multiple Discrimination”
After what Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust colluded to do to me
I must close off my tribute to Adrina K. Legister with My horoscope
Someone is making plans that will give you the chance
To meet some new and influential faces.
You might resign yourself to this being a busy time,
but it will also be so productive.
There’s a lot going on that makes this a very interesting day.
Today I salute my daughter-in-law Naheel Brown-Legister
Who has become a tower of strength for me?
Those responsible for taking away
8 years of my life can best accept that
I am on the road to recovery from the Cycle of Grief
That affected my mental and physical wellbeing
After the death of my mother.
Adrina my granddaughter will be change
For the future generation of my family.
Today was about empowerment at the #guardianlive.
I can already see the outline of the book about the Modern Slavery
That I got caught up in,
From the time of my MOTHER’s death.
But these experiences make me a strong woman who will challenge
Discrimination starting with #LEYFnCohorts and
The Employment Tribunal regulations.
Mervelee Ratty Nembhard-Myers-Tomlinson FD (Open)
Mental Health & SEND Advocate.
On this day 10 years ago Mervelee Ratty Nembhard March 17, 2012 · London ·
Dicing wid Danger, Disaster & Death…
Just found out Am on DIABETES borderline –
So, to avoid Complications
Moi will have to get my Healthy Wellbeing ACT together!!!
On this day 11 years ago Mervelee Ratty Nembhard March 17, 2011 ·
No work 2morow so me a go mek some Guinness Punch
To Celebrate St. Patricks Day later.
Then if me get tipsy me can spread out ina me bed
And sleep late in the morning????
No husband to obey (rofl). Hush mine TOM hear!!!!
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Ring-ring-ring who is calling.
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After careful consideration, I have decided that in asking me to provide Bank Statements from 2019 for my Natwest Account is in breach of my Human Rights and the Protected Characteristics of the Equality Act 2010. The GDPR 2018 must be considered when I state that I will be providing Bank Statements (what I have left) from Barclays Bank. There is a Charter of Rights and I think the Systemic Discrimination continues because I was given the money from the DWP that was owing to me. I did not even know about it until Joan from the DWP contacted me about getting help for me and my husband.
I will send the update from when my Pension was paid into my Natwest account. I will be scrutinizing every information or data sent to me. Because I think this is just another attack on my husband and me who are TRAUMATISE by DISCRIMINATION after the death of my husband. I will provide documentation of how the Judiciary of England & Wales and Criminal Justice System and Crown Prosecution Service are colluding in making me a criminal needing Emotional Regulation Treatment.
Imagine, with my qualifications I am unable to get a job and have to be living off BENEFITS. This is against my DIGNITY and everything I was brought up with.
Prepared by: Mervelee Myers FD (Open)
Mental Health & SEND Advocate