Help Raurie end discrimination in the workplace.
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In October 2017 I was dismissed from employment on the grounds of gross misconduct due to an incident that occurred within the workplace. An incident in which I provoked into. I had attempted to submit my resignation due to mistreatment at work but my employer knew the impact this would have on their reputation so instead attempted to dismiss me because of my social media content. Social media content that was making people laugh and bringing inspiration to those in need. My employer were always aware of my social media and it had never been a problem however, in this instance they used it as an excuse to get rid of me. At the time I was severely mentally ill and was subject to discriminant behaviour from my employer towards my mental health and my sexuality within the workplace. The employer in question took out an injunction to prevent me from speaking out about them upon my dismissal. They claimed that this was to protect their employees and business interests however the truth is, the injunction only prevents free speech and prevents me from speaking out about the way I was mistreated. I would interpret this as a breach of my human rights. The employer have attempted to block me from speaking out about this because they know the damage this can cause to their reputation and rightly so. They are a leading housing provider and work with lots of vulnerable people who also suffer from mental health conditions so it is in the public interest that my story be shared so that others can reach their own conclusion based on two sides of the story and not just one. The employer in question are using the injunction to cover up their mistreatment of me. It is in the public interest that my story is heard. This is only the beginning of my fight but by being able to speak out about my experience, I will be able to bring about a change that will prevent others from experiencing what I had to endure. I understand I did not always act professional but in comparison, my behaviour was down the fact I was being mistreated and standing up for myself. I have now submitted paperwork to the county court to have the injunction overturned so I can name and shame this employer. In addition I have lodged paperwork with the employment and tribunal service to have my case heard for unfair dismissal. Should I not be successful, I intend to take my fight all the way to the Supreme Court. I will not stop fighting until I bring a change that prevents others from being discriminated against for ANYTHING. Everyone is individual and equal. Everyone has a voice. Everyone deserves to be heard. I intend to change the way people are treated in the workplace. Have you ever been the victim of discrimination? Do you know someone who has? Would you like it to happen to a family member or a friend? I don't think you would. We are all given an education at school so we are in the best position to go out and work. It's the only way most of us can survive. Why would we be subject to this behaviour? We are in this together and we need to stop this from happening. Please sign my petition and show your support. Together, we can bring a change that needs to happen.
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