N.Y. Appellate Panel Finds Discharge is Disproportionate Penalty for Teachers Accused of Having Lesbian Sex in a Classroom

In a pair of decisions issued on March 24, the New York Appellate Division, First Department, found that the New York City Education Department should not have discharged two female teachers who were alleged to have been engaging in sexual activity in a darkened, otherwise empty classroom one evening while a musical program was taking place elsewhere in the building. However, the court found that the teachers had engaged in conduct that merited punishment, and … <Read More>