Personnel

Personnel & Employment Matters in the Educational Setting

The education law team at Tharrington Smith provides representation to public school districts in a wide array of matters relating to employment and personnel in the educational setting. Our attorneys have broad experience in advising school districts on legal issues related to personnel actions from applicant screening and hiring, contracts, and employee evaluations, to grievances, suspensions and dismissals.When the needs of public school boards and the actions of employees come into conflict, our school district clients rely on the guidance of our experienced education lawyers to protect their interests through every phase of the employment process. For example, we provide ongoing guidance and staff training to ensure compliance with state and federal employment law, help create policies and procedures for fair and efficient personnel management, and defend our clients from all manner of employment-related legal claims, including but not limited to claims of discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful discharge.

Among the full spectrum of legal services provided to public school boards, the personnel practice includes evaluation, guidance and representation in matters relating to:

  • Drafting and Revising Personnel Policies
  • Presentations on Personnel Law
  • Hiring and Background Checks
  • Employment Contracts
  • Monitored Growth Plans
  • Evaluation Procedures
  • Personnel Records
  • Personnel Investigations
  • Dismissal Hearings & Appeals
  • EEOC Complaints
  • Wrongful Termination Claims
  • Reductions in Force
  • Complaints & Grievances
  • Employment Visas & Green Cards
  • The Affordable Care Act

Our lawyers have decades of collective experience representing North Carolina school districts in all areas of education law. Passionate about both education and the law, our education lawyers are experienced, responsive, and professional. In addition to employment and personnel matters, the education law team at Tharrington Smith provides the full range of legal services to public school districts throughout the state. Our lawyers are available to respond to an RFP answering your school board’s legal needs.