Defending Against Allegations Of Educator Misconduct
As a teacher, you are likely used to facing and overcoming many hurdles on a daily basis. You have a hard job. You may have to frequently make difficult decisions and judgment calls in the midst of challenging circumstances. Sometimes, those tough calls may lead to accusations of misconduct that threaten your reputation and livelihood.
At Bilello & Soowal, PLLC, our education lawyers defend teachers against allegations of educator misconduct. We have extensive experience navigating disciplinary and licensure proceedings for Florida teachers. Our team can protect your reputation and your career.
Types Of Misconduct
Teachers are required to comply with detailed Principles of Professional Conduct. Allegations of misconduct can readily derail the career you have worked so hard to build. Severe accusations involving physical abuse or sexual relationships with students can permanently damage your reputation. They can even lead to criminal charges.
We represent teachers facing all kinds of allegations, including:
- Unwarranted or excessive disciplinary measures
- Dishonesty or misrepresentation
- Discriminatory treatment
- Violations of students’ rights
- Breaches of confidentiality
- Exploitation of students
- Special treatment of certain students
- Acceptance of bribes
- Financial misconduct
- Failure to report an arrest or criminal charge
- Violations of mandated reporter laws
We also represent teachers accused of misconduct for educating students on gender identity or sexual orientation.
You Have Options
If you’re facing serious allegations of misconduct, it’s reassuring to know that you have options. You have important rights with regard to the investigation and any disciplinary action. One of the most important is your right to have a lawyer represent you.
Our attorneys can work diligently on your behalf, starting from the initial investigation. Learn more about how we can protect you. Call 866-335-1513 to reach our offices in Deerfield Beach and Orlando, or send us a message online.