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What if a Head Start teacher is being hurt by a student?
Does she have any rights as a teacher to workplace safety? If she has reported this to the employer, shouldn't they have to intervene to prevent this? I feel so sorry for her, she has always loved her job but now sees resigning as the only way out of this. She also has a medical condition at the present time and this child's hitting behavior could be detrimental to her health. All her supervisors will say is that she is causing the child to hit her due to her body language!! That's ridiculous, that's like saying that a person asks to be abused by their spouse. She has requested that this child be transferred to another teacher as she doesn't know how else to deal with him and the supervisors have refused.
Any suggestions, other than telling her to stand up to the child, will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!