Court cases alleging employment discrimination in public schools
The purpose of this research was to examine Court Cases Alleging Employment Discrimination in Public Schools by analyzing 115 law based court cases ranging during 1980-2012, through the most available publication of West's Educational Law Digest of 2012. Employment is a means to provide sustainable income to support the individual(s) families. Employment Discrimination in Public schools represents a small section of income-based employment opportunties in the United States compared to the private sector. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination in the United States. This study examined cases identified as prohibited in some areas and questionable in others. Schools and School districts must follow the law as ascribed by the United States Constitution and laws that prohibit discrimination. For the timeframe referenced for this dissertation, other legislative acts will examine laws relative to Employment Discrimination. Specificaly, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 1981 and 1983: U.S.C. 42 will help to reemphasize the importance of fair labor practices throughout this nation's school districts. At the conclusion for this study, the results will bring awareness by assisting school boards, school districts and schools to use fair hiring practices by following the letter of the law and preventing unnecessary litigation and undue media attention when the ultimate goal is providing quality education to each student and creating lifelong learners and responsible citizens.