Greetings I would like to reach out today to email you my overall thoughts on my work situation. After much discussion with xxxxx , we both feel that disability discrimination is at the core of what I am experiencing on the job. I am inxxxxxx's consulting delivery team, and as head of digital marketing I am tasked with building this new Customer Experience Management line of work. This means a team to represent all disciplines within this area to xxxxx can properly service its customers. I am not at this juncture in a position where I am able to perform these duties, as my direct manager and US resource manager for the overall division are blocking me from doing so. Red flag #1: Since health situation in February, I took on a three week contract that was completed, and stretched out to 8 weeks (of which I had to work non-billable for no credit) and my manager would not see to it that I was allocated more billable time. Simulatenously, I was asked to work another contract for a very large financial media company for free. This is all against what I understand as company policy as I am in Delivery not Operations. This is a big red flag within the organization, and could be cause for termination. With one exception, my manager and division head is NOT allocating me any work, and hasn't for 10 weeks. Red Flag #2 The last time he spoke to me was two weeks ago, on the eve of closing out the contract I was extended for free to work on, where he said he was interested in moving me "back into technology". In other words, out of my position. The company Director of Technology in the US who is my manager's direct report has been gearing me up for a contract doing coding to fix a site that has ironically Adult with Disability Act (ADA) compliance issues. This has nothing to do with Digital Marketing. An important type of work, but given my experience, xxxxxx also has no business taking this type of work on, and I have no business doing it since it's been almost 7 years since I've done such a project. Red Flag# ***** In parallel, the company has been making much progress landing some very large customers, with myself representing Digital Marketing, that accounts for over a million dollars of new business alone this month. I even took a call this week from one of these companies where expectations were set that I would be taking on the digital marketing work. This work is not even accounted for in the resource planning moving forward. I don't know if they think they can continue to "plug me in without billing me out" or do not plan to use me. RedFlag#4 I have since my health issue arose in February chose to ignore comments by my manager and the Director of Technology such as "You should be happy" and "you bring something really different to xxxxxx" that both of these men have stated. I can no longer stand by and not voice belief that this is disability discrimination, and I am not being treated with respect and dignity nor am I being allowed to do my job. RedFlag#5 I have not been given a performance review though it is past the deadline. My question to you is: Do I go to a lawyer, HR, or both with this? It is difficult for me to admit, as it is hard enough to live with a health condition never mind absorb the negativity and stigma associated with it. Let me know your thoughts on this, and please, if this looks like I am exaggerating or off point, please let me know. Cheers, Colleen
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