I need some advice. Two things in the past 4 years as an elementary teacher. AOne, a girl was text messaging, ran a red light, borad sided and totaled my car. I was left with permanent damage to my temporal lobe on the leeft side of my brain that works with memory and processing speed and administrative organization. I needed to leave my classroom position where my students wexcelled 1 to 3 grade levels in order to be a part of rehabilitation. I have voraciously worked to the point that I just forget names or where I have put something. Before I left for rehab she gave me a classof low achieving students because she knew I could move their academics AND brought the superintendent over to observe the classroom! She tells me I am expensive but good, enjoys just sitting and watching me teach (Oct. 2011)but because of my illness ?? andd days off for specialists (it affected me emtionally as well and am taking medication to support the closed head injury), I can't havea regular classroom for 2012-13. My psychiatrist has written a letter that I have no restrictions and capable to work and my psychologist agreed today. To me she is flirting with ADA. I am the most senior teacher.How can I prepare to discuss one more time I prefer a classroom vs special education? Thanks ahead of time for relieving some anxiety!! Pat
State/Country relating to question: Kentucky
Emailing her my preference
Talking clamly with her today
And to make matters worse I am severly allergic to popcorn and she has known this for five years and prceeded or intentionally brought some in. To the ER I went gagging for air.
Yes, if she is removing you from the class based on your permanent disabilities she is pushing it with the ADA, but if she can show that you are being cut because you are a senior teacher and are making the most money and she can justify this action in that manner, you would not be able to overcome the decision. However, if you have some evidence that it is your disability, and not your salary, then this is a complaint you would have to file with the EEOC and they would have to investigate to grant you a right to sue letter.
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Thank you!!! I am not familiar with EEOC. Is this in Kentucky? Phone number?
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a federal agency, they handle complaints of any allegations of unlawful discrimination. You would contact them at http://www.eeoc.gov.
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