Bloomington Attorneys For Teachers’ Rights
Teaching is a stressful profession, and sometimes, teachers face circumstances that challenge their ability to do their jobs effectively. However, you don’t have to face those sorts of circumstances alone.
At Villaume & Schiek, P.A., in Bloomington, our founding attorney, Philip G. Villaume, is particularly dedicated to teachers’ rights, a dedication that is widely recognized throughout Minnesota and nationally. If you are facing disciplinary proceedings, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, whistleblower or any other issue at work, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.
Your Advocate In Disciplinary Hearings And More
Disciplinary proceedings against teachers can arise from allegations, including drug and alcohol abuse; inappropriate discipline of students; incompetence; and discrimination, harassment or abuse toward other staff or students. Whatever you are accused of, and before actual termination, if you are a tenured teacher in Minnesota, you have a right to a hearing before a neutral arbitrator or a school board.
We also handle a number of other teachers’ rights issues. We have an extensive background in employment discrimination. If you are facing harassment or abuse from a student, parent or colleague, we can explore the option of filing for a restraining order. If your freedom of speech is being threatened at school, we can assert your First Amendment rights.
Defending You Against Criminal Charges
Teaching is one of the most carefully regulated professions, and a criminal record can do serious damage to a teacher’s employment prospects. If you are a teacher facing any criminal charges, you need an attorney who will take every opportunity to avoid or reduce the serious consequences of a criminal conviction.
At Villaume & Schiek, P.A., our lawyers combine a strong criminal defense practice with extensive practical knowledge of the unique issues teachers face.