Jackie Wernz

Jackie Wernz

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Illinois Appellate Court Decisions Addresses Important Student Discipline and Employment Issues for Public Schools

Earlier this month, the Illinois Appellate Court (First District) issued an opinion addressing a number of important student discipline and executive employment issues. Because the Appellate Court agreed with the trial court...more

9/28/2015 - Discipline Educational Institutions Employment Contract Hiring & Firing Motion for Reconsideration Motion to Dismiss Public School Boards Students Transfers Wrongful Termination

Crying Over (Virtual) Spilled Milk: ACLU Sues School District For Firing Employee Who Posted Vegan Beliefs Online

A recent lawsuit out of Ohio brings a local flare to what has otherwise become a relatively common story. We’ve all heard of teachers being disciplined or dismissed for posting something thoughtless online that led to...more

3/25/2015 - ACLU Employer Liability Issues Facebook First Amendment Hiring & Firing Public Schools Social Networks Teachers

IIllinois Legislature Grants Recall Rights to “Grouping 2” Teachers with One Needs Improvement Evaluation Rating

On June 13, 2014, the Governor signed House Bill 5546 expanding the recall provisions of Senate Bill 7. The new legislation is effective July 1, 2014 and extends limited recall rights to honorably dismissed (“RIFed”) teachers...more

6/19/2014 - Education Reform Hiring & Firing New Legislation Performance Reviews Teachers

New Jersey District Dismisses Teacher Who Called Students “Future Criminals” On Facebook

Earlier this month, a New Jersey appellate court affirmed the dismissal of a tenured teacher for comments she made about her students on Facebook. Good summaries of the case, In re O’Brien, can be found through the National...more

1/22/2013 - Facebook First Amendment Free Speech Hiring & Firing Teachers Termination

Disabled Substitute Teacher Applicant Raises Some Adequate Claims Against Illinois School District

A federal trial court in Chicago recently decided that a disabled applicant for a substitute teacher position at Zion School District No. 6 alleged sufficient facts against the District to proceed with a lawsuit against it....more

1/8/2013 - ADA Defamation Disability Disability Discrimination Discrimination EEOC Hiring & Firing Reasonable Accommodation Teachers

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