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Kirstin,

Sorry to hear of your encounter with workplace discrimination; I sincerely hope that there is some recourse available, under Australia's employment laws. I am hesitant to reveal my medical condition, but since there is no 'duty' to inform under the law, I will probably choose not to.
Good luck to you, remember that when one door closes, others open...

-Tim


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Treatment halted on Aug.8,2012 due to vision problem.  6 month post tx labs

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My partner isnt as reserved as me, after I had explained to him what is happening at work I thought his head was going to explode lol. I even saw that vein in the side of his head pulsing angered.gif  He is just so mad, he knows what I have done for that place, how hard I have worked. I used to love going to work, but yesterday changed all of that. Today I went there & found myself upset all over again. I just didnt want to be there. I don't know if I should go higher then her because I am not sure of the repercussions, if any, of that. I am afraid that if my manager can behave in this way, what is stopping them from even worse?. I didn't want everyone to know my status. I foolishly trusted her & look where that has got me.. I have already made contact with someone whom I believe will provide me with advice etc thats needed.. Lets hope this get settled quickly smile.gif

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Hi Kirstin, that is a dreadful way to be treated. If there`s no other good reason for the rosta changes then it certainly sounds like discrimination to me - you must be feeling so angry and upset.  And also powerless. Sounds like you need to get some good advice from somewhere. Like James, I`m afraid I can`t offer any useful advice but we are here for you and happy to listen to what you have to say.  Discriminatory attitudes like that are disgusting and of concern to us all.

Good luck and take care.  Jill xx


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Hi Kirstin,

I'm sorry this happened to you. It is very upsetting to me too, and everyone here I would think. Beyond her trying to lighted your load to make things easier for you, and that doesn't sound like what went on, it's discrimination. I have no idea about the work place discrimination laws in Austrailia so I can't offer any advice. But I can listen to what you have to say, and care about you in this difficult time. We are all here for you and support you.

I'm so sorry,

James

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I have wrote before of discrimination and how I was afraid of it happening to me...well.. & I may be wrong but I believe it may be happening at work. I work for one of the top 5 star hotels here in outer Sydney, been there for quite a while now & enjoyed the status of one of the top (preferred/reliable/pet) employees for that time (in over a year I had not used a sick day, was the person they would call at 4am to cover for others ect) . My previous manager left about 5 months ago & now we have another whom I thought was great & vice versa. About a month ago she even came to me to ask if I would re-train the others in our team as my work was far superior (her words) to everyone elses. During that time I became a little run-down, sick so I have had a few days off, requested a few for clinic visits.. about 7 in total for that month (alot less then some others mind you). Because I thought she would understand & to try to explain those days (plus others I may need in the coming months due to treatment) I told her of my status about a week ago. Today, my first day back after the weekend (which I normally always work, have for all this time) I saw the new roster for the coming month... In that month I had 5 days rostered on. Not even a full week in that whole month.. I went on my way, upset, until I couldnt stand it anymore & went to see her. I asked her why, how she could justify giving me just 5 day & others whom she had complained about to me, ALOT more.. Her reply was that I had spoken out of turn & complained about things I shouldnt have (news to me, she would have spoken to me before then). I defended myself, asked exactly what it was that I had said but I got no answer.. I asked her if my medical status was a factor in her decision to cut my days back, No was her reply.. that I 'must remember that rosters change, is going to change, that I realized the mistake & am correcting it as we speak'. After I had finished my shift this afternoon my boss was putting up the new revised rosters. I still don't have the same as I normally have, I have now 4 more days added to it, still way below normal, way below my co-workers days on.. What do I do from here? Why all of a sudden am I not so competent, so rebellious (?) etc.. Am I being paranoid? No! I am not!. What do I do though? I just dont know what to do.. This has truly upset me cry.gif

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