I am often asked as a New York Employment Lawyer what a client can do if their school did not renew their contract. In the private school setting the claims that can be brought against the employer either for non renewal of contract, termination, or some other form of adverse action really follow the typical employment laws. These are discrimination based upon typical categories, EEO categories like race, gender, national origin, age and disability. I advise clients as a New York Employment Lawyer that you don’t necessarily have a claim against your employer for wrongful termination unless you can show that the termination was based upon an impermissible category. This would apply with equal force in a private employment setting and include a religious or a parochial institutions with the exception of religious discrimination claims. In terms of evaluating claim, it’s the same type of analysis that will be done in any private employment context in determining whether or not you can show that the motive is of unlawful intent.
If you work at a private school and they did not renew your contract, contact our experienced New York Employment Lawyers.