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Termination As A Breach of Contract

Last year a parochial school fired a tenured teacher for ‘moral misconduct.’ At a fundraiser at a country club he had taken an unauthorized ride on a golf cart. The school’s handbook gave every teacher faced with termination the right to a hearing before a committee. In this case the committee heard the evidence and […]

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Allegations of Sexual Misconduct by Teachers

In July the Legislature amended CGS 10-222c on the subject of hiring teachers. Previously the law had required public schools to ask applicants if a former employer had ever substantiated allegations against them of sexual misconduct. The law also required applicants to admit if they had ever resigned in the face of such allegations. With […]