I guess I shoudl start out by saying I am a teacher and we are talking about lesson plans. I am required to post my lesson plans on a server once a week. While i was on FMLA maternity leave, I had a substitute teacher. The long term sub had a bachelor's degree in teaching in my subject area. Our employee handbook says that the teacher should provide lesson plans when possible, but it also say that a long term sub is responsible for all the duties of the classroom teacher. I provided my sub with a unit plan and guidelines. I was in touch with him throughout my time off and felt certain that he was doing everything I expected. I did not post daily plans on our server and because of access issues, neither did he. Now I have been back at work for over a month and just yesterday my adminstrator raised her voice at me for not having lesson plans posted while I was on leave. She referenced a discussion we had prior to my leave in which I told her that I had a unit plan I was leaving and that I did not plan to be completely out of touch. I told her that I believe I did what I was supposed to do. What do you all think? Is it even legal for an employer to require any kind of work while an employee is on unpaid leave?
I am contacting HR, but does anyone know of a place online where I can find more info about the legality of this?
Answer by Mrs.L.Mita at 12:19 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by jade_Aidan at 12:33 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Sounds like you did what was expected. I have subbed for countless teachers who have not left a single lesson plan, even a unit plan would be welcome as far as I'm concerned. What I see could be the issue is if the sub you had did not follow through with good planning. Since you are the full time employee, your administrator probably took it out on you (even if not rightfully so).
Answer by scout_mom at 12:34 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by 1smartcookie at 1:14 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by SherriPie at 2:17 PM on Feb. 4, 2011
Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:28 PM on Feb. 4, 2011