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Protecting The Employment Rights Of Teachers

Teachers in New York state must follow strict regulations involving their students and meet state requirements involving testing. Unfortunately, these teachers must accomplish these goals while facing budget cuts and less support from the administration. Because of the demanding situations that teachers face, it can be devastating when they receive a disciplinary action while they are just trying to do the right thing. Fortunately, teachers do not have to face these challenging legal matters alone.

Luibrand Law Firm, PLLC is a Latham law firm that represents teachers in the New York Capital Region, including Saratoga, Albany, Troy and Schenectady. Attorney Kevin Luibrand has more than three decades of civil rights and New York state employment law experience. He will use his knowledge and legal skill to defend your rights. You can contact the firm now by calling 518-362-5759.

Understanding The Teacher Disciplinary Process

Tenured teachers who have formal disciplinary actions filed against them by a New York state school have the right to a 3020-a hearing. This hearing allows teachers to defend their employment rights and refute sham allegations. Teachers must respond within 10 days of receiving the statement of charges, or they give up their right to a hearing.

Teachers who fail to convince the hearing officer of their innocence can face many consequences, including:

  • Suspension without pay
  • Revocation of a teaching license
  • Loss of employment
  • A blemish on their professional reputation

Attorney Kevin Luibrand will use his years of experience to build an effective strategy for your 3020-a hearing. He has assisted New York State teachers with many types of disciplinary charges, including actions related to incompetence, negligence and alleged sexual or financial misconduct. Kevin Luibrand will work to defend your employment and protect your professional reputation through every step of the process.

Time Is A Factor In Teacher Disciplinary Actions

Because of strict deadlines involved in disciplinary actions, it is essential that teachers contact our office as soon as possible. Our knowledgeable attorney will ensure that the school board follows the correct procedures and that you get the best possible outcome for your case. You can contact our office now to start the legal process by calling 518-362-5759 or by using the contact form.