Q: I got bit by a student. I’m afraid to enter my own classroom. My principal and union know. I went to the doctor.
I’m afraid to be near him. Every time he’s in school, some one gets hurt. Usually me.
A: You have an unsafe workplace. If your union won't do anything about it I suggest you contact a member of the NYState Trial Lawyers Assn who handles employment issues. You may have to try a number. Try the National Employment Law Project: https://www.nelp.org/
As they are a Legal Services backup center they can't give you much advice but they do have "cooperating attorneys" who handle cases they cannot handle because of the statutes that govern them--ask for "cooperating attorneys ' in NY who handle safe workplace issues.
A non-legal suggestion--check out EMDR for what may be PTSD relief. It's a type of therapy that has been used on many. Google "Psychology Today Therapist EMDR NYC" and see what you get.
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