Personnel Law Conference Edition - Issue #3The third of 3 issues devoted to current legal news for HR directors and other school administrators
The EEOC releases new rules allowing the charging party access to employer’s position statements.
Eastside Memorial High School is the first winner of this new prize with their STEP Up Challenge.
Fall Special Ed Law Edition of Postscripts
An answer and links to resources are provided on the question of religious accommodation.
5 NEW SCHOOL LAW RULINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
Bias v. Tangipahoa Parish Sch. Bd., Dkt. No. 15-30193 (5th Cir. March 9, 2016) (published).
In this interesting case, a JROTC instructor sues the school board for retaliation under the False Claims Act even though he was employed by the Marine Corps.
Porter v. Houma Terrebonne Housing Authority Bd. Of Com’rs, 810 F.3d 940 (5th Cir. 2015).
Failure to rescind the resignation of an employee at her request after the employee testified at a grievance hearing qualified as an adverse employment action.
Alamo Heights Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Clark, No. 04-14-00746-CV (Tex. App. – San Antonio 2015).
The court of appeals finds sufficient evidence of harassment and retaliation and allows a terminated teacher to proceed with her suit.
Harris v. Aldine ISD, Dkt. No. 029-R10-03-2015 (Comm’r Educ. Nov. 23, 2015).
The commissioner rules in favor of the district when a teacher files grievances but fails to exhaust administrative remedies.
Martinez v. United ISD, Dkt. No. 030-R10-03-2015 (Comm’r Educ. Nov. 23, 2015).
The Commissioner looks at two contracts signed by an assistant principal and a district and decides which is enforceable.