Publicly Apologize to Cecilia Hernandez for Unfair Dismissal
My name is Cecilia. I am an honest professional, hard-worker, justice defender and am faithful to my convictions. I am a clinical psychologist with a wide experience with teenagers. I have been working with youth in different social contexts: psychotherapies, educational orientation and in classrooms.
On November 30th, I was the victim of an injustice: I was unjustifiably and aggressively fired from the middle school Colegio Lomas Hill and treated like a delinquent by the school’s authorities. I was deprived of my freedom for two hours, watched over by security guards and humiliated in front of the institution’s staff and students' families. I have been morally hurt.
Why was I fired? Because I showed the movie "Milk" to my middle school students. The film tells the story of a recognized fighter for gay rights. The prejudices of the school authorities toward the movie and their intolerance on the gender diversity theme were clear and evident, even if the official program requires approaching these subjects.
Until today, the school hasn’t allowed me to use my hearing rights. The information they presented to the parents and media was manipulated. Even if the Mexican Anti-Discrimination Committee interceded to mediate a conciliatory process, Colegio Lomas Hill refuses to cooperate.
We all have personal convictions and in front of a divergent position, we cannot treat the other person in an insulting way, especially when it is in the name of a non-denominational and academic institution. The power abuse from the directors has hurt my integrity and my professional image. For a young professional and human being, it is unacceptable.
Help me to require a public apology!
I demand a public apology from Colegio Lomas Hill for my unjustifiable termination. I also demand that the school cooperate with the conciliatory process proposed by the Mexican Anti-Discrimination Committee.
The prejudices and intolerance toward a particular theme cannot be and shouldn’t be a firing motive. The way that was done was unacceptable and attempted on Cecilia’s dignity and rights. Furthermore, the information that the institution is transmitting to the media is affecting the image and reputation of a young professional and could damage her future professional career.
For these reasons I demand that Cecilia Hernandez receive public apology to compensate her moral harms.
- Lomas Hill School Officials
I ask that Lomas Hill offer a public apology to Cecilia Hernandez for unfair dismissal, and agree to cooperate with the grievance process proposed by CONAPRED.
Prejudice and intolerance of a particular topic can not and should not be grounds for dismissal. The manner in which this was done is unacceptable because it is against the dignity and rights of Cecilia. And the information that the institution is broadcasting in the media, is hurting the image and reputation of a young professional, which could harm Cecilia's future career.
I demand a public apology for Cecilia Hernandez's abrupt and unjust dismissal.
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