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Posted on September 9, 2014 2:59 am
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Aslihan Unal
Aslihan Unal
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Terminated for insubordination
Even though a school district has a policy that mandates all male teachers must wear ties, a male kindergarten teacher repeatedly violates that policy over the course of his career claiming that dressing formally restricts effective teaching with small children. After 15 years of teaching, he is terminated for insubordination. Does the district have the right to terminate his employment for his repeated violation of its dress code for teachers? What legal considerations need to be examined?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 19, 2014 4:41 pm

ubavyt
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If the school district has a record of repeated incidents and consequences given then yes they have a right to terminate this teacher. The teacher should appeal to make sure the reason he is being terminated is valid and if proper protocol was followed.
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PaGuDu
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Although it might be considered petty to some, a policy is a policy. If the school requires certain behaviors and a teacher continually does not follow those behaviors that are required, they will be forced to suffer the consequences.
  Posted on: March 13, 2015 12:53 pm

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Solution 2
Posted March 14, 2015 4:20 am

genusa
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To play devil's advocate to the posts that have already been submitted my question would be this: If they had the right to terminate his employment, why did it take FIFTEEN years to do it for insubordination if this was an ongoing problem? If there was insubordination, shouldn't it have been noted years before and the decision been made after year 1 or 2? If I were the administrator in this situation I think I would have taken those steps a long time prior.
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