CEA members call the CEA Legal Department’s Teachers and the Law workshop “helpful” and “eye-opening,” and especially now during the pandemic it’s critical for you to know your rights and responsibilities.
During their presentations, CEA lawyers always focus on the services CEA’s Legal Department provides to members and cover teachers’ responsibilities as mandated reporters, teachers as the subject of Department of Children and Families (DCF) investigations, Weingarten meetings, Freedom of Information requests, and precautions to take when using social media.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, guidelines and protocols continue to change and you need to know how those changes impact you.
Your CEA Membership Provides You with Experienced Legal Representation
Unfortunately, even the best educator can be blindsided by an unfounded allegation. All active CEA members are entitled to free, quality legal assistance in certain employment-related matters including statutory terminations, DCF, unemployment, certification, workers’ compensation, and unfair labor complaints.
Through their NEA membership, CEA members are also eligible to receive reimbursement for up to $35,000 in legal fees for representation in employment-related criminal matters for which they are successfully defended.
If you would like CEA lawyers to run a virtual presentation for you and your colleagues, please contact your local Association president. If you are ever in need of legal assistance, contact your local president or CEA UniServ Representative.