Originally Posted by Rambo
The thing with attorney's is what problem is it going to solve? The attorney can't actually get her job back and can't force the principal to give a glowing recommendation.
Already have her going down that path. Interim job postings as well. My real hope is that a position will open up after a month or two - new baby, move to another state, etc.. Then she can slide right in.
True - however, retaining a good attorney might prevent poor references in the future.
Although it certainly did not appear to be raised by her former employers to the principal in question, when I am asked to provide a reference on any former staff, I have received advice not to indicate anything specifically negative as it could allow the former employee to sue us for damages etc. I do not know how realistic or common that threat actually is -- all I know is that it is a concern within most corporate environments. That's also why any lukewarm reference I receive is generally interpreted as a negative one.