My employer denied my catastrophic leave request because I exhausted my sick leave on January 8th and had 9.75 hours of comp time on the books but they did not use the comp hours for the days that I was off after January 8th and denied my request because of those hours instead they said I can ask... Read more »
Paid catastrophic leave is not required under the law. It is a discretionary employer benefit. As such it can be administered as the employer wishes as long as it is not denied or administered in a way that is unlawful, i.e., provided or not because you are a member of a protected class of...Read more »
The pay is the same and both are classified positions in public schools. However, the job descriptions have a bit of overlap but are mostly different and the behavioral aide role requires specific training, skills, and direct communication with behavioral specialists among others. Is it legal to... Read more »
I suggest that you talk to a manager in your Human Resources (HD) department and explain your situation. Since you are working for a public entity (although you have not indicated whether you are in permanent status yet), you should be able to consult with HR about your specific position and its...Read more »
First of all, provide sufficient details to permit a reasoned analysis of your situation. Conclusory statements are unhelpful. Facts and details are most important, but nothing is more important than a chronological statement of who did what, to whom, when, where and how.
I was told that I would have a guaranteed spot back at the schools I taught at after my maternity leave was over. According to the district, due to "declining enrollment" they had to move some teachers around to teach at different schools for the following school year. They are giving me entirely... Read more »
No, you do not have a viable claim. They have accommodated your maternity leave and have alternative employment available for you to work when you return. Why would you want to sue the school district, and what damages would you claim? Emotional Distress for providing suitable alternative...Read more »
I recently had a meeting with the principal and superintendent of my sons school regarding targeted, segregated, bullied, harassed, stalked, discriminated against and illegally searches my son has received several times by a female staff member. I brought a witness to this meeting who wanted to... Read more »
You should immediately see a lawyer competent to handle school district and issues like yours, and place the recordings (or copies thereof) into the hands of the attorney for safekeeping until she can determine what to do with them. But do not relinquish control over the originals in your...Read more »
The student actually pushed me. I had to hold him to restrain him. student feel when trying to bump me. I tried to help him up. adults saw the incident and saw the student was trying to attack, and one saw him act like he was being pushed when he wasn’t. Cops investigated and stated there was no... Read more »
Can you be fired? Yes. Will you be fired? No one here can tell you that. It depends on what the District believes occurred. Just because the police decided not to prosecute does not mean the District has to keep you employed. If you are in a union it would be important to get your union...Read more »
I am aware of FERPA, and that their protections generally apply to College Board records. I also know that I can't sue, only file a complaint with the Dept of Education, under FERPA. Is there any other legal option available to me? They are claiming student records more than 4 years old cannot be... Read more »
Why not simply provide the colleges to which you are applying a copy of any court order showing your legal name change, which should state the old name and the new name, when providing them a copy of old documents and records? The College Board policy seems reasonable enough so that it does not...Read more »
An education attorney is what you may need. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/...Read more »
California Teacher Commission allows 1-year from registration to complete CSET. However, people with disabilities who request test accommodations must wait 1-3 weeks after registration for accommodation authorization and are not allotted additional time to make up for time lost during authorization... Read more »
The CA Subject Exam for Teachers is what you're referring to, for those who may not know the abbreviation CSET. If you're given 1 year to complete the CSET from the time you register for the exam, and after registering you request an ADA accommodation, how does that request for the accommodation...Read more »
Some companies have their employees (and some colleges might have their students or teachers) sign contractual agreements to not boycott Israel, but those may be able to be challenged as either unconstitutional (if the company is a governmental employer) or as unconscionable or unenforceable under...Read more »
I am applying for a Certificate of Clearance ( a.k.a COC)through the California Teaching Comission, to start working towards a teaching credential. In their online application for the COC, I am asked to report any criminal history, even misdemeanors that have been dismissed. They also ask to... Read more »
The key is what the school administration is doing about this. There are legal protections that may apply if you're fired because you're pregnant. See: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/resources/frequently-asked-questions/employment-faqs/pregnancy-disability-leave-faqs/
This refers to the laws in the state of California. While teaching in public schools, can a teacher own a side business such as a language school, after-school program, child care facility, or tutoring academy?
I see no problem with that at all, as teachers are certainly permitted to have 2nd jobs. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards,...Read more »
broke her arm while at school on the play ground i was notified via phone by the principle that my daughter fell off the monkey bar and hurt herself that ice packs were given and she back in class however my baby sitters husband picked my daughter from school today and noticed my daughter in alot... Read more »
I'm sorry to hear about your child's misfortunate. I will say I have litigated these kind of cases against schools. You would think they would do the right thing, but they rarely do. I have litigated death claims against the LAUSD and in my experience the LAUSD and their attorneys have no...Read more »
My child has a 3.8 GPA and is a model student. I have refused to vaccinate her due to my beliefs against the vaccinations until this year. The district is forcing me to vaccinate my 14yr old and will not allow her to attend school until I show proof that she has recvd. the vaccinations. She is... Read more »
Unless you can prove, through a medical doctor, that your child has a bona fide medical reason not to be vaccinated, you have no legal right to refuse to have your child inoculated. It is state law because everyone needs to be vaccinated in order to protect every child. There are no other legal...Read more »
My daughter was choked twice and sexually harassed by a student in her class, 1st grade. I met with the district once and nothing was resolved. I have been keeping my child home because I am so concerned with her safety at that school. The school can not tell me when that boy will be back at... Read more »
They have explained multiple times to the principal that they do not feel safe and commit continue attending classes. She asked for a possible transfer into independent study or to be able to do class work in the library but they have refused. Can we get into legal trouble if I allow her to stay... Read more »
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