Thursday, March 2, 2017

GHNY Law Wins Another Teacher Their Job Back



After 17 years, with an unblemished record, Superstorm Sandy hit and displaced a special education home instructor and her disabled student.

The Court writes:
"This is not, as respondents would have it, a case of extended, intentional and self-serving misconduct or repeated and continuous neglect of duty, but rather an isolated instance of neglect occurring under circumstances of extraordinary personal hardship and involving a teacher who had an otherwise unblemished and longstanding record. Had Superstorm Sandy not upended her life, there is no indication that petitioner's wrongdoing would have occurred."

"In the aftermath of this unique disaster, DOE provided teachers with no guidance or information as to the instruction of students displaced by Hurricane Sandy, other than that displaced students would not be penalized."

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