Public school teachers are usually discharged for one of two reasons:
However, public schools are capable of discharging teachers when there is no actual just cause, meaning that the discharge was improper.
Most states require that a teacher who believes that they were improperly discharged from their job to exhaust all administrative remedies before they can sue the school. After going through all of the appropriate channels, it may still possible to sue the school and recover any damages that result.
In order to sue a school for improperly discharging them, the teacher must:
It might also be possible to sue a school for the wrongful discharge of a public school teacher if:
A school who is being sued for improper discharge of a public school teacher generally has three defenses:
If you think you have been improperly discharged as a public school teacher, it is highly recommended that you contact an employment attorney. A qualified employment attorney will be able to assist you in navigating the administrative remedies that must be satisfied before you can sue the school and represent you if your case ends up in court.
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