I am a teacher and since diagnosis 4+ years ago I have gradually reduced my work hours through necessity.
The past couple of years haven’t been overly kind to me with 6 hospital visit last year alone and 1 this year - having said that, I always fight my way back to work because I love it so much.
Is this discrimination: I am a secondary school teacher. My Head of department has, for the 2nd year running now, given me a timetable that doesn’t have any of the exam groups/higher ability groups. This has only happened since he came to the school. I am not new to teaching having done it for 10 years, I am experienced and more than capable as I always have been. However, I am now deemed ‘not good enough’ it appears.
I questioned my Head of department about it today and he said it was because I had had long absences from work. I told him that I am well now and he could break his leg tomorrow or I could be ill; we have no way of knowing. I told him despite this fact he cannot stop me teaching these groups because I have MS.
He muddled his way through the conversation and ever since I have been fuming!
Do I bring it up with the Head Master and use the discrimation card or do I go along with it and, as my partner tells me, stay quiet and enjoy the slightly less stressful timetable?
Many thanks in advance,