ERIC Number: ED334631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Mawdsley, Ralph D.
This chapter covers the nearly 220 cases reported in 1989 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, sex, national origin, age, or handicap; (2) substantive constitutional rights, including speech, association, privacy, and substantive due process; (3) procedural due process, including liberty and property interests, and aspects of notice and hearings; (4) issues of dismissal, nonrenewal, demotion, and discipline (for insubordination, unprofessional conduct, unfitness, willful neglect of duty, immorality or incompetence); (5) reduction in force and involuntary leaves of absence; (6) contract 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, 1990. National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 1990 (EA 022 964).