ERIC Number: ED318093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Mawdsley, Ralph D.
This chapter covers the nearly 230 cases reported in 1988 involving precollegiate, public-sector employees. Those cases where purely procedural issues are involved are omitted, and procedural issues in the remaining cases are deemphasized. As in previous years, the section on dismissal, nonrenewal, demotion, and discipline has the greatest concentration of cases. Legal issues covered by the review are organized in the following sections: (1) discrimination in employment by race, religion, sex, age, or handicap; (2) substantive constitutional rights including freedom of speech and association, along with issues of privacy and substantive due process; (3) procedural due process; (4) issues of dismissal, nonrenewal, demotion, and discipline (for insubordination, unprofessional conduct, unfitness, immorality, or incompetence); (5) reduction in force and involuntary leaves of absence; (6) contractual disputes; (7) tenure; and (8) certification, decertification, revocation, and suspension. (MLF)
Descriptors: Certification, Civil Liberties, Contracts, Court Litigation, Dismissal (Personnel), Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Legal Responsibility, Public Schools, Reduction in Force, School Law, School Personnel, Teacher Rights, Tenure
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: In: Thomas, Stephen B., Ed. The Yearbook of Education Law, 1989. National Organization on Legal Problems in Education, 1989 (EA 021 700), p1-31.