I have had the same exact issue in 2 of my previous
Continually putting in a work order does nothing except make you more miserable. People who have not gone through this issue will not understand how miserable it is. I rarely had a voice and I could not breathe. My second time getting sick I tried to treat with OTC meds. They did not work. When I did go to the doc I was scolded for waiting so long- I had walking pneumonia. Received about 4 meds. Took them and it took about 1 week to get well. The following week I felt terrific. The next week all of the symptoms came back. Second trip doc told me I had asthma and prescribed same meds plus an inhaler Now, replay that about 5 more times. Mine did not take several years. I had been a this campus and at this building for 1 yr 7 months in total. I had been in this district for 16 yrs. total. I was floored that this side of the district did not care about me nor my health. I am sure that the other side where I had been would never allow this to have occurred.
If it were me I would do the following:
1. Get my records in order. They should include all
communications with principals, supervisors, Health Officer, whomever has enough power to make a change.
2. All incidents that hopefully you have written down and trips to the doctor with dates
3. Doctor diagnosis with dates ( diagnosis of condition overall)
4. Diagnosis of asthma - date and doctor's note w/ date
5. How many days you have missed from work - going to doctor visits and staying home because of this
and the dates
6. Dates of when filter was replaced and when it occurred during the day. If you told them that the changing of the filter affects you and they are changing while you are in the room you need to notate that. How many times have they changed the filter. (Filters should be changed monthly)
7. read MoldLawgroup.com with hopes of finding a similar lawyer in your area. They have several articles on the website worth reading.
You need to fight this and if it takes a strong fist then, so be it. I did not fight my issue because I had a secondary issue going on. I met with the head principal and discussed only the secondary issue. I spoke with TRS and asked a few questions. I returned to my principal the following week and tendered my resignation. I decided a) I was in the wrong place, b) they could care less about me and my health so, I did not want to waste anymore of my time there.c) I had received a 10k raise to go there and I realized real quick that it was not worth it, in my opinion. d) stress had already started to kick in so, I had to listen to my body.
I am not one to give up easily. I have always tried to stay away from the gossipers and the people who create issues. I feel that in my case suing might have been a good choice but, with the other issue I had going I did not feel the need to take on added stress.
The fact that they did not maintain that building in a decent manner over the previous 10 years would not have been hard to prove. There were issues with all of the buildings on that side of the district.
Retiring for me has brought many challenges. I definitely was not ready for it and I truly miss teaching.
Both of my parents have had serious medical issues since I retired. Mom is okay for now. Dad had an accident when I was with him. Unfortunately, the accident caused him to pass away several months later. I am thankful that these last two years of my retirement gave me the time to be with my dad before he passed away. I will always treasure those moments. So, even though I really did not want to retire it was the best decision that I could have made. I loved teaching kids.
Good Luck with your situation.