My Windrush Story: GDPR 25th May 2018
How my thirst for knowledge rescued me… The GDPR & Connection
Today on the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), I take greatest of pleasure in making my implicit knowledge explicit about the way I made use of the opportunities I am afforded with, to empower myself. This was from the time I arrived in the UK on the 7th June 1992, and starting at the bottom, working my way up the ladder. However I am at a sad place in my life, starting from the time I came back from burying my mother and transferring to a new workplace site on the 23rd July 2014. My life have been changed forever and I am now waiting on closures from the former employers, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF Nurseries) www.lefy.org.uk to put the matter behind me. In that way I can pick up the pieces and the threads together and get on with my life. Therefore I have introduce the following in my story.
Sources of continuity, familiarity and consistency… Trusted Family, Friends & Beliefs
Let’s start with my horoscope that I have been reading religiously every day for the past four (4) years hoping the Gods will smile down on me and release me from this torture? Taurus: You’ll get a rare opportunity to realise a cherished dream. If your best friend or partner has been urging you to get an advanced degree, display your creative work or change jobs, you should go for it. Help from unexpected sources will arrive.
Evaluation: I am upset about what have been happening to me in the UK, for a variety of reasons. But primarily for the fact that my career was first put on hold and then destroyed over the period of 2004 to 2015. Between that times I represented myself two (2) times, at the Employment Tribunal. Both times the Employment Tribunal Service presided over the miscarriages of justice that left me a victim to fraudsters and scammers as well as blacklisting and networking. If in doubt about my credibility as a witness, without any legal trainings, just go to Dr Maria Hudson 2012 Research Paper – Ref: 01/12 recommended to Acas: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.acas.org.uk/researchpapers. However the recommendations to ACAS was not implemented. My Racism claims were strike out repeatedly by #JudgeMartin, despite #JudgeBaron’s intervention at the Preliminary Hearing and sending it back for reconsideration.
I informed the Employment Tribunal Law about the non-compliance of the Respondent’s Representative, Mr #JohnFenton of Personnel Consultancy Ltd, The www.personnelconsultancy.com. This was from our first meeting at the Preliminary Hearing on the 15th March 2016. That’s the time I asked about the Respondent’s solicitors Bates Wells Braithwaite www.bwbllp.com.They first contacted me on the 24th September 2015. Mr Fenton pushed the matter under the carpet. The ET http://www.justice.gov.uk/trib…/employment/claims/responding, chose to turn a blind eye to my concerns as can be seen from me having to pursue my claims to the Employment Appeals Tribunal. My ordeals becoming even more burdensome and impacting on my disabilities and my Mental Health Conditions in particular. Because the EAT was fed with some erroneous facts that I am still at a loss knowing where they came from?
The Equality Act 2010, Data Protection Act 1998 & GDPR 2018…
I have had two (2) significant bereavements, losing loved ones, my brother suddenly to colon cancer in 2008. Strangely enough that’s when the discrimination that started in 2004 in the workplace was escalated to the point when I started questioning my sanity. Because my childhood traumas were the onset of my father who was struck down with Parkinson’s disease suffering for years before he was released when death intervened. My life was changed forever by the time I was transitioning through puberty. That’s why I pride myself on claiming the status of “I am an expert-authority on subjects from the cradle to the grave” in my bibliography. But what haunts me to this day is the fact that despite having a diagnosis for chronic anxiety, the GP refuse to give me a Medical Report for the ET. I must make it clear that the discrimination happened at King’s College Hospital, workplace nursery. I have since had counselling at the Maudsley Hospital www.slam-iapt.nhs.uk/southwark. Therefore the NHS has exonerated themselves.
Rule of Law: British Values 2014, Counter Terrorism & Security Act 2015, Modern Slavery Act 2015
I chose to make my life an Open Book for a variety of reasons, but primarily for the fact that I realise, I know the triggers for my hidden disabilities. Therefore the more I share my concerns and let others know about my disabilities Facebook https://www.facebook.come/public/Mervelee-Myers. And what make me tick, the better I am able to manage and control my conditions. Little did I know that some unscrupulous employers and their cohorts would be using my vulnerabilities to destabilise me, in two toxic workplaces environments. The first time it happened I was determined to stand up for my beliefs and live my life by the old fashioned values and principles I was brought up with. But I had no idea of the impact on my health and wellbeing, taking a stance and challenging social injustices and inequalities would have on my life.
All my life, I live with this fear of becoming ill and unable to take care of myself as a result of the experiences of having my family who suffered ill health and disabilities. And later died after years of suffering. During that time I lost family to brutal murders that impacted on me and other family. My grandmother died of a broken heart after the murder of her son, my uncle. My mother, her only remaining child, having to pick up the pieces, caring for her husband, my father and now her mother. Of course my granny had other complications which led to her having a series of ill health episodes, linked to her disabilities. In the space of a month my family was burying my father and grandmother. Just imagine the impact on me, when I take on dad’s signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease? That’s why I will not become a voiceless vulnerable and let UNISON http://unison.org.uk, get away with the part they played in destroying my career.
I have had two (2) nervous breakdown, in two (2) toxic workplaces between 2004 and 2015. But what did the ET do, make me a victim, because I refuse to conform to the bullying, harassment and intimidation of LEYF and their cohorts. If you want to know more about how they operate to keep us as Modern Slaves find out at https://www.gov.uk/…/ms-m-myers-v-london-early-years-founda…. I have had others joining LEYF to discriminate against me, for no other reasons than I am only one insignificant person. I have no one to stand up for me. Even some of my own family and friends abandoned me because I refuse to be a voiceless vulnerable. However I am laying down the gauntlet to everyone that I value myself and is aware of my own worth. So I will be as narcissistic about myself as I want to be.
The Windrush Generation Stories… Discrimination is against the Rule of Law…
I will start by sharing this little excerpt from my husband who came to the UK in Easter Season of 1956. A few years before I was even a twinkle in my parent’s eyes. My husband being an ambitious person, like most of his generation. And coming from the traditional customs and norms passed down through family, continue to make his contributions to building the UK and bettering his standings in life. So applied for a loan at one of the financial institutions. Only to be informed by the Bank Manager: “Mr Tomlinson, you have a small illusion that one day, you can become a property tycoon”? Certainly this is discrimination, or is this not part of the Rule of Law? Because if you go back and look at Dr Maria Hudson’s Research, for the Policy Studies Institute, you will see how it is littered with discrimination of the protected characteristics in the Equality Act, 2010.
Read my story at South London Press www.icsouthlondon.co.uk. This goes back to 2004 and is more proof that discrimination is rife in any society that will treat one human less favourably than another. In my case I was used and abused by my former employers and then they turned around and tried destroying me. Using my vulnerability of having disabilities against me, after taking the best years of my working life.
Now take a step foreward to my ET case with LEYF and the aggravation by the UK government departments that leaves me unable to get my life back on track. What the Windrush Generation are going through did not just start yesterday. As far as I am concerned my brush with discrimination started in 2004 when I was defrauded of my hard earned money at the hands of the Banking Institutions that then treated me like a criminal. My reflections leave me with no other alternatives than to look at the patterns of discrimination unfolding.
I can pinpoint the organisations and government departments involved. Namely the Department for Work and Pensions – DWP, HMRC, the Metropolitan Police Service and the Ministry of Justice UK. What I want the readers to consider is the fact that I have written Open Letters, including to David Cameron and Theresa May. I have contacted Neil Coyle MP and the rest is history. I have been sharing my stories with Daily Expresswww.express.org.uk about my battles with disabilities and Mental Health Conditions in particular. But because I am not a celebrity, I am not given a voice. Guessing I am not important enough to sell newspaper? Therefore I go about creating my own outlet for sharing my stories across Social Media platforms as I learned when I first attended JT Foxx Organization free training.
That’s why I have been making my implicit knowledge explicit from the time I joined Social Media in February 2010. My stories are in cyberspace on the following: Google, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, WordPress, Instagram, Flickr, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK, et al to name some of the well known ones. Please spare some time if you can to read my stories about my experiences growing up with childhood traumas.
Find out why I dub myself an expert-authority on subjects from the cradle to the grave. Try and understand why I have lost my trust in some of the human beings who have done me wrong repeatedly and trying to destroy my life. Make up your minds about why I have decided that giving up was never an options despite the challenges and adversities I faced all my life. Then you will realise why I have to be the voice of those who have been discriminated against and made victims, as I am trying to set up my advocacy to support others.
Where is the Consistency, Familiarity and Continuity lacking in Society…?
I will end with the excerpt from the Daily Express, the newspaper my Tom introduced me to. One of the reasons is the fact that I heard one of the delegates/speaker at the Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference 2018 make reference to the fact that changes were made to his article published in the paper. I have written Open Letters, one to the Daily Express about my plight at LEYF. For the expressed reason that I contributed to the Mental Health CRUSADE run by the newspaper.
But I think, I was expecting too much that my story would be told. I contacted the Daily Express even more recently about my upcoming EAT case, but still no response. Therefore I will end by saying now I have got representations from Cloisters www.cloister.com, and I am no longer alone in my struggles, who knows? I completed 10K for the first time doing the London Legal Walkwith the London Legal Support Trust. I can now try getting on with my life, knowing the burden of representing myself is with others with the expertise to do so.
Daily Express Friday May 25 2018 page 6:
Windrush cases sour to 5,000. The number of ‘potential’ Windrush cases reported to the Home Office has passed the 5,000 mark. They are among a total of 13,000 calls to a specialist unit set up after the scandal erupted earlier this year. Many of the Windrush generation named after a ship that brought migrants to Britain from the Caribbean in 1948, don’t have enough formal documentation, which has led to some losing their jobs and homes and being denied health care. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced new legislation designed to help end the crisis. The Home Office also disclosed than 850 people now have document following an appointment with their team. Mr Javid said: “I want to swiftly put to right the wrongs that have been done to this generation and am committed”.
Instead my counselling at the Maudsley Hospital www.slam-iapt.nhs’uk/southwark resulting from the advice of Dr Laura Crawford to get Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sees me living a better quality of life.