Wednesday, March 18, 2009

This would have been called cruelty in a prison

"A support worker fired for using a cattle prod on a severely handicapped client has lost her claim for unfair dismissal.

Purnima Fleet, formerly a community support worker for IDEA Services Limited, was dismissed on February 15 last year for serious misconduct.

The Employment Relations Authority said in its written decision that according to two other intellectually disabled clients, Ms Fleet used the cattle prod and yelled at the victim each time he wet his bed..."


What the hell was she doing in this job in the first place? It's sure not for everybody and most of the IDEA people I have met should be in the line for sainthood. What she has done is disgusting, as is the smear on the good name of all those who work with the mentally ill.

Chain her to an electric fence for a bit!

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