I am a 27 year tenured Special Educator who is being unfairly treated in my current school by my principal. She reprimands me for and writes me up on tasks that do not apply to the other teachers in the building, nor did they apply to my predecessors. One of the first statements she made to me my first year at the school in 2012 is that I could be fired easier for being late than for doing a poor job.She comments on my clothing, claims she offered training from the beginning of the school year, which was one of many incorrect statements in my rating. She has written me up for coming to an IEP meeting with only a pen in my hand, not wording IEPs to her liking. Comparing me to a new teacher in a condescending and patronizing manner. She constantly finds fault with everything I do.
First, your facts do not indicated why you are discriminated against, so I cannot speak to your actual claims. But, your employee handbook for the school district should tell you have to report discrimination based on age, sex, race, religion, national origin, disability or genetic information. (Your state may have other protected classes). You should follow the employee handbook to report the discrimination. If you do not have a handbook, contact your school district and ask to speak to the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer to report the discrimination. If you cannot find any of these individuals, than you should contact your superintendent to report the discrimination. If he or she does nothing, you should then contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to report the discrimination and to file a charge, which will then be sent to your employer. This does not guarantee you will be fired but, it gives you legal claims if you are fired after reporting the discrimination in order to stop the harassment. You should also contact an attorney in your area who handles discrimination claims to seek advice.
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Based on these few facts, it does not appear that any action for discrimination or harassment would lie under federal law since it does not appear that the discrimination is related to a protected class of which you are a member (i.e., your race, religion, national origin, etc.) It's possible that your state has special protections against workplace bullying or harassment that would supply some protection. I'd also recommend you seek out your union to stand with you on these issues. A concerted effort for change will likely yield quicker results.
You may find this article interesting which describes a group of Maryland teachers who filed lawsuits regarding mistreatment by their Principal:
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