At Patterson Harkavy, we are committed to fighting for public education and public school teachers. We have stood beside educators and teachers’ associations across North Carolina for many years. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing teachers in dealings with their districts, in administrative hearings, and in the courts.
Contact us if you are an educator who needs help.
In North Carolina, public school teachers and administrators are protected by special employment laws that apply only to them. Patterson Harkavy attorney Narendra Ghosh regularly works with public school teachers, administrators, and educational staff with employment problems. If you are a public school teacher with employment concerns, an experienced attorney can help you understand your rights and, if necessary, help protect your rights when dealing with your local administration or board of education. Teachers who encounter licensure issues with the Department of Public Instruction can also benefit from an attorney experienced with those issues.
Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys are committed to protecting public education in North Carolina. We represented individual teachers and the North Carolina Association of Educators to challenge the constitutionality of legislation eliminating the rights of North Carolina’s public school teachers. In 2016, the North Carolina Supreme Court unanimously held that the General Assembly’s repeal of teacher tenure violated teachers’ rights under the United States Constitution. We also represented parents, teachers, and concerned citizens to challenge the constitutionality of the State’s private school voucher scheme, which diverts resources away from the public schools.
If you are a teacher or educator, you have the right to be treated fairly by your district and the State. At Patterson Harkavy, we understand that public schools and public school teachers are the backbone of our community. If you are a public school employee seeking legal assistance, call Patterson Harkavy at 1-800-458-2541 or contact us online today to see if we can help.