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Date Posted: 14:57:24 08/15/10 Sun
I too recently resigned from my job (about a month ago). Your story is very familiar to mine, I had too been proactive and sought support for my dyslexia from the outset, i.e in my job aplication and when starting work. I took the initiative to contact HR dept and IT, however after waiting nearly a year for the identified support, I didnt receive any help, and was given various excuses, as to why this was. I also noticed I was given additional work, in comparison to my colleagues.
I later resigned and although this has been an extremely stresful experience I feel I have come out stronger the other end, and now feel more confident whilst recognise the importance of being open with my dyslexia.
Currently I am seeking an employment tribunal, to challenge my past treatment, and have recently been successful in a obtaining a new job. I have a better understanding of my weaknesses and know now of my rights when dealing with prejudice and bullying.
Please do not despair, the key is to maintain hope and believe in yourself, as your past employers will have won, as they want us to leave us as dribbling wrecks.
All the best for the future, and try to stay strong.