I've been working at a private school for a year and been subject to racially charged discriminatory practices and workplace bullying. After several meetings with administration regarding these issues, no particular resolution has come to light. Recently, someone in the school community forwarded my twitter account to my boss, in the attempt to get me in trouble with work. After this was brought to my attention, the school has offered to buy out my contract prior to the end of the school year. During the meeting in which I was told the contract was being offered to be bought out, the school made comments of "not wanting to be sued". I feel that due to all of the obstacles I have faced, I am due more than my contract being bought out.
Negotiate for more money. Or retain an employment lawyer to review the terms of the agreement and have the lawyer negotiate for you.
Wow. If you are posting negative comments about your employer or former employer that may not be a good thing.
Hire an attorney immediately. Perhaps they can make a demand letter. Was the Twitter post against the policies of the school. If so and you are at will then they may ignore the demand. Is there a union involved.
If the school is afraid of being sued, bringing in an attorney may help you leverage a larger settlement. Based on your complaints, the school may fear being reported for violations that it knows that have been committed. Speak with an attorney, it sounds like you have a very strong case and most attorneys would take your case on either an hourly basis or contingency.
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