La Place, LA asked in Employment Law and Education Law for Louisiana

Q: Are teachers mandated to submit lesson plans while out on sick leave?

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J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon
  • Leesville, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: A public school system administration (principal / assistant principal, etc) generally is not violating any law by requiring a teacher to submit lesson plans for days the teacher is out on sick leave.

If the teacher feels that this requirement is not being applied consistently and that he/she is being treated differently based on some protected status, perhaps there is room to discuss with the administration or with an attorney. Additionally, if the teacher's medical condition is such that the teacher is unable to perform this requirement, then the teacher should consult with the administration and ask the administration to accommodate the medical condition and resultant impairment.

No per se violation of law, though, for the administration to expect and require lesson plans from a teacher for days she is out on sick leave.

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