My employer has passed these allegations to my other place of employment. i was called into the management office and had to meet with the DON and some person from the crisis team and undergo lengthy interviews about this supposed things that happened, i have now been accused of threatening harm against residents, and i have this in a written report that was given to them. this is not true!!! someone has made these things up!!!
the place where these allegations originated has still yet to discuss this matter with me at all. i have spoken to a lawyer re: slander and defamation, and he states i have a great case. so i wrote them a letter stating my intent to take legal acion. they rang straight away and deny that they mentioned anyhting to my other job(but i have written report from them about it!!), they also deny discussing it with my other collegues (but my collegues rang me and told me about discussions that took place about this).....they tried to sweet talk me into to meeting them today they reckon they were "just concerned for my well being, they are worried about me, and that we can work everything out".....i refused to attend the meeting with out a union representative....they then stated they had appointments all afternoon and would have to post pone the meeting.....oh and they told me it "wasn't necesscary" to have a union rep present. ...yeah right....then they told me i was suspended from work until further notice...
i am so angry, i have done nothing!!! now this is on record at both my jobs, and on my "mental health record"........its not right, i am a very varing and competent nurse....i would never hurt a resident. i cry every time one dies.
Thank God that my other place of employment realised these allegations are crazy---i would NEVER hurt a resident.....but now i just dont know what to do....should i just quit and forget about it? but its not fair i havent done anything!!! i am so angry.....sorry but i just dont know who to ask for advice....the union doesnt want to know, cz i live in the state border, and am a member in one state, but not the state that this facility is in,.....supposedly if u r memeber in one state, u r covered country wide if u register that u work in a another state, but the union sayd its a complicated case, and too draining on their resourses, and the other office sayd its not in their state so nothing to do with them.... i have talked to a lawyer, but it is so expensive, especuially now i am susp[ended, is it worth it>? i just dontknow....please help!!! should i just go to the meeting alone, what should i say,.....i just dont know what to do, i am sure they cant do this!!!!!!
thanks for listening