Take A Stand For Your Rights As A Teacher Or Student
School life constitutes a world unto itself in many ways. Much of what happens in schools is separate from the daily life of the communities that house them. School boards and school administrations establish rules for students as well as guidelines for teachers. When a student’s or teacher’s obligations or rights are in question, it is often helpful to consult with a knowledgeable attorney.
Ellwanger Henderson is a source of counsel and representation for individuals and classes of people within school communities, especially teachers and students.
Know Your Rights As A Teacher
As a teacher, you are an employee as well as an authority figure and a role model in the eyes of your students. Your teacher’s rights may come into question regarding any of the following areas:
- Your employment rights
- Your right to freedom from discrimination on the basis of sex, race or national origin, to name a few examples
- Your freedom of self-expression through jewelry or otherwise
- Your freedom of affiliation (such as the right to belong to a union or protest organization)
- Your academic freedom, including restrictions or bans on hotly debated topics like critical race theory
- Your right to privacy
- Your freedom of religion
- Your right to freedom from physical or verbal abuse by students
Understanding your rights is one thing. Standing up for them is another. Consult with one of our attorneys to learn how we can help you protect your rights and your job.
Know Your Rights As A Student
Does it seem that your teachers are prying too much into your personal affairs? Have you been subjected to hate speech in the school hallways on the basis of your race or religion? If so, request a free consultation with one of our team members. Discuss your concerns such as affronts you have experienced at school with regard to your:
- Freedom of speech, including self-expression through things that you wear
- Dignity and free choice in the face of oppressive dress codes that may reinforce gender stereotypes and other harmful notions
- Right to refrain from disclosing your immigration status at school
- Disability or perceived disability
- Right to privacy and freedom from bullying on the basis of your sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI)
- Pregnancy or any medical condition
Attorneys Protecting Student Rights And Teachers’ Employment Rights
Get the information and guidance that you need to protect your rights as a student or teacher.