EMPLOYER DISCRIMINATION; ADVERSE ACTIONS – Warning Letters, Reprimands, Evaluations

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503.03000 – Warning Letters, Reprimands, Evaluations

School administrators’ five-minute informal observation of teacher’s classroom during the first week of school was not an adverse action. Despite teacher’s assertion that administrators had never before observed his classroom during the first week of school, there was ample evidence in the record that such informal observations were routine and commonplace. Such visits were also expressly allowed under the collective bargaining agreement evaluation article, whether or not an employee was due for formal evaluation. There were no facts demonstrating any impact by the informal observation, let alone a negative one, on teacher’s employment interests. (Adopting proposed decision at p. 44.)