Tag: New York City Department of Education

Teachers Sued for Hitting Students are Entitled to Defense at Public Expense

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

New York’s highest court recently ruled, in Sagal‐Cotler v. Board of Education, 20 N.Y.3d 671 (2013), that two teachers of the New York City Department of Education who were sued for using corporal punishment were entitled to a defense provided by the City, even though the employees' conduct otherwise violated a rule of the Board of Regents that prohibits corporal punishment. Read More