We represent teachers, administrators, and school personnel in employment disputes, grievance processes, and all other cases that may arise in connection with an individual’s employment with public or private schools.
Laws and School Policies Protect Employees
Federal and state laws require employers to provide employees with a safe working environment free from discrimination based on sex, religion, color, race, or national origin.
School divisions implement these laws through personnel policies that describe those protections and the process for filing employee complaints and grievances.
Best Practices for Addressing Employment Issues
Resolutions to employment-related disputes are more likely when taking the following steps:
- Review the employee rights and responsibilities provisions in school policy.
- Attempt to resolve the complaint or issue through the process outlined in the policy.
- Document the facts and circumstances related to the complaint. Be mindful of laws protecting the privacy of student and employee information.
- Seek legal advice and representation when necessary to challenge discipline, dismissal, or discrimination.
How We Can Help
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Loudoun County, VA
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Oklahoma City, OK
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“James (Jim) did an excellent job with my case! Whenever I had any questions, he responded to my inquiry the same day and always provided a clear explanation. He made a confusing and stressful situation very, very simple and my case was closed in less than 3 months—even during this pandemic! I absolutely recommend!"