Skip to comments.Domestic Violence Victim Fired From Teaching
Posted on 06/12/2013 1:39:34 PM PDT by South40
A local second grade teacher is out of a job, but not for anything she did in the classroom. Carie Charlesworth is a victim of domestic violence and her school district considers her a liability and too unsafe to have around. Charlesworth was fired by Holy Trinity School in January after an incident involving her ex-husband.
Theyve taken away my ability to care for my kids., said Charlesworth. Its not like I can go out and find a teaching job anywhere.
While Charlesworths husband went to jail on two felony charges she says she felt like a criminal too. And thats what it felt like, the kids and I were being punished for something we didnt even do, she told NBC 7 San Diego.
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There are days I wish I was lawyer. It’d be almost too easy.
This is how life is in the People’s Republic of Obamastan.
In my daughter’s school, several of the teachers quietly carry.
This is not a public school, it’s a Catholic school. So the legal issues may be different.
'Charlesworth and her four kids, who also attended Holy Trinity School, have not been back since the January incident. A letter was sent home to parents the following day, explaining the situation and noting Charlesworth and her children were being put "on an indefinite leave.'
'Several parents at Holy Trinity, not disclosing their names out of safety concerns, said the district did the right thing in a no-win situation because they feared for the safety of their own children. Several parents mentioned being part of a movement to pull kids out of the school if Charlesworth returned.'
"She is being paid through August, but doesnt know where shell turn next. Her ex-husband is scheduled to be released from Jail at the end of June."
Now that I read the part about this lady’s husband showing up on the school’s property, I’m a bit disputed here. As a parent, I can see their point of view concerning the safety of their kids. And that is a private school, right? This is a tough one.
Read the entire article.
What are these schools supposed to do? She has a volatile husband / father and in this day and age with security and schools, I’m not sure what the alternative is. What if some day he stormed the school and used violence against people?! Then what? I think they should have allowed the children to stay and moved the mother into a desk job at the archdiocesan office until her situation with her husband improved.
I am not without sympathy for the woman. But in the real world, private sector: One can easly lose one’s job for anything like this that is distracting, causes unplanned or excessive absences, brings negative publicity to the person or employer, etc.,etc.
It is unfortunate for her situation, but I expect it happens much more often than we hear about.
I never dated a woman in the South, including my wife, who didn’t have a pistol in their purse. Not one.
You do realize that she was fired by the Catholic Diocese, not by the State of California?
I’ll add to my previous comment, that this is one of the reasons I send my kids to private school. Because the administration can adjust the faculty as required to meet the student’s needs. This should be a note to young women out there: do not marry violent-prone losers!
Terrible outcome. I can see why the school did what they did, but what’s the teacher supposed to do when she’s done everything right? I hope she does find another teaching job.
Doesn’t matter. In 2013 it’s an open-and-shut case. The only variable is how much money she’d win. I was in a class action suit against a former employer who merely wasn’t paying us adequate overtime. I made more money from the suit than I ever made working there. This is several steps above that and years later. She ought to send them a gift basket.
Not in this case - it's a private parochial school, so you'd have a hard time getting the case in front of a jury. There's no tenure issue at stake and she's not a public employee, so I can't see a valid cause of action.
Your case was very different from this one. In your case, you had an employer who had violated state and/or federal wage and hour laws. In this case, the employer has violated no law.
I wonder if these types of firings go on at other places of employment.