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Case: Individual Employment Rights/First Amendment (M.D. Fla.)

Nov. 27, 2019, 7:01 PM

The Lee County, Fla. School District and the principal of Success Academy, an alternative public school for troubled youth, defeated the claims of a teacher and union representative alleging he was given poor performance reviews and his contract wasn’t renewed in violation of his First Amendment free speech and constitutional due process rights. The teacher had objected when the principal appointed a personal friend as Lead Building Representative, which is an elected union position, and he had also sent emails to administrators regarding staff safety concerns. His speech related to his ordinary job duties, rather than to an issue of...

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