ERIC Number: EJ1021435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Employment Protection of School Psychologists: A Cautionary Case
Zirkel, Perry A.
Communique, v41 n7 p4, 6 May 2013
This article addresses legal issues arising from a district's decision not to renew the employment contract of a 61-year-old school psychologist after 9 years of service. The case focuses on the issues of age discrimination and whistleblowing, although it raises other questions of current relevance to school psychologists, such as the implementation of RTI under IDEA and the relationship of professional ethics and legal responsibilities. The first section of the article summarizes the facts of the case within the limitations of the pretrial process. The second section uses a question/answer approach to stimulate and supply the legal and, to a secondary extent, ethical analysis.
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Personnel Management, Court Litigation, Age Discrimination, Job Security, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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