Working to Defend Teachers’ Employment
Under state and federal law, teachers have certain rights, especially regarding disciplinary proceedings involving allegations of wrongdoing, incompetence, or poor performance in the classroom. In Florida, the terms and conditions of a teacher's employment are generally determined by state law and your district's collective bargaining agreement. As a result, there are specific procedures that must be followed regarding hiring, firing, and evaluation of teachers. Teachers who are tenured are also granted specific procedural rights and protections that stem from due process clauses within the law as well as their collective bargaining agreements.
If you have been placed on administrative leave and are under investigation, or you have received notice your employment will be suspended or terminated, you should immediately seek the advice of counsel. The experienced teacher employment attorneys at Herdman & Sakellarides, P.A., work closely and regularly with Florida teachers who find themselves accused of wrongdoing or incompetence. Contact us at (727) 785-1228 for a free consultation.
The teacher employment lawyers at Herdman & Sakellarides, P.A., defend teachers throughout all Florida counties, including: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union. Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, Washington.