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Work stress prompting resignation

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19 Oct 21 #517948 by bambigrimm
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Hi I am separated from my husband, and he's suing me for divorce. He's applied for Decree Nisi and says he's finished filling in his form E. I haven't started fillind mine out yet, as I'm currently signed off work (I'm a teacher) with anxiety and work related stress, which is causing me to consider resigning from my job. Teachers have to resign by the end of each Half Term to leave at the end of that term - we can't just resign whenever we feel like it.
I am worried that, although I have some savings to tide me over until I recover from my anxiety and secure a less stressful job, that a court would take a dim view of me making myself unemployed. It is not an attempt to somehow get more money in the financial settlement, it is purely due to the ridiculously high workload and stress of being a teacher, coupled with parental bullying that I don't feel my Head and Chair of Governors are protecting me from adequately. Has anyone been in a similar situation to this? What did you do? What did the judge say?

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19 Oct 21 #517953 by seeingawaythrough
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I can't give any practical help , but hopefully someone with closer knowledge will be able to advise.

But just to say I can imagine it's incredibly stressful for you and in your circumstances it's understandable you'd want to consider resigning. . Presumably it'll all be documented what's going on at work, so it'll be clear that it's not an avoidance tactic if you do resign.

Good luck , it sounds a really difficult position to be in.

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20 Oct 21 #517963 by WYSPECIAL
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It would be better to remain employed and signed off work while you can.

Divorce is a stressful situation so you may be better able to cope with work and job hunting once that is dealt with or at least you feel in control of it.

How would you explain to a court that you no longer needed the sick pay you are entitled to from your employer so chose to leave?

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