SD 71 responds to claims of workplace bullying

Did WorkSafeBC investigate the allegations under the authority of the Workers’ Compensation Act as they did when accusations were made with the Vancouver School Board or was this a trial run? Click here to read the entire article or an excerpt below.

 

Former school counsellor Scott Montgomery is advocating on behalf of fellow SD 71 employees who claim to be victims of workplace bullying.   - Scott Stanfield

Former school counsellor Scott Montgomery is advocating on behalf of fellow SD 71 employees who claim to be victims of workplace bullying.

— Image Credit: Scott Stanfield

 

Edina Johnston, another former SD71 employee, quit after being subject to “disrespect and horrid behaviour” by the school district.

“Something changed over the last five years, and I personally witnessed a caring and compassionate, green-around-the-gills principal turn into a tyrant between school years,” said Johnston, who was a senior custodian in the school district.

“I’ve also witnessed staff forced to quit, along with several principals and teachers who have had to take medical leave for stress-related illnesses in order to survive. My experiences with our school district have been traumatizing to say the least. No human being should be subject to tactics employed by this employer. Obviously the school district anti-bullying policy pertains only to students and not to staff, and it’s a shame that our school district does not think it important to practise what they teach.”

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