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I have been employed with a school district from 2010-2012. In December 2011, I was "informally" evaluated. I did not make the required goal of 70. In May 2012, I was "informally" evaluated again, again I did not meet the required goal. During this time I was pregnant, and I gave the district a note my doctor wrote stating that I was a High Risk patient and I wasn't suppose to be standing for no more than 30 mins at a time. In April 2012, I was 8 months pregnant, I was passed out behind the wheel in my car, I totaled it. The same day, I delivered my daughter. While I was in the hospital, I used the remainder of my sick time. I put in all the necessary paperwork and got it approved and began using my FMLA time. Now, in May 2012, a letter was written to let me know I wasn't being employed by them based on job performance. The prior principal who recommended for me not to be re-hired did not return to the district. My questions are as follows * Based on the information I wrote here, can the district fire me even though I had all necessary paperwork in and the note my doctor wrote?
Answer by booklover545 at 6:43 PM on Nov. 25, 2012
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Answer by louise2 at 6:55 PM on Nov. 19, 2012
Yes, it is legal. You are only on contract for 1 school year at a time until you have tenure. You did not pass the evaluations. Your firing had nothing to do with your pregnancy/maternity leave, but rather your inability to perform the job.
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