reply to post by Furbs
I don't have her specific contract, nor do I have my old P&P from when I was a volunteer at a HS.
They are pretty boiler plate though, I signed the same P&P the teachers did.
That was if a student did something that warranted the parents being informed I was only allowed to contact them and tell them they needed to come
I wasn't even allowed to say what the child did save "disciplinary problems" or some other nondescript non combative term.
If questioned re what happened, I had to tell the parents that due to privacy concerns I have to defer to the principle for an explanation.
Technically speaking did I have a right to tell them anything from "the sky is purple" to "you are a horrible parent".
Yes, but technically and legally speaking I was no longer allowed to deviate from the P&P script.
I signed over my legal right to free speech and be bound by the P&P.
It was a value for value trade which the law allows.
I value my free speech, but I value being able to put on my resume that I have mentoring experience more.
We can actually sign over our "rights" as long as the contract is proper and doesn't harm us.
As for the prohibited speech.
I can only go based on the reaction of the OP, and he seemed genuinely stressed and distraught over the threat of CPS.
That made it, threatening speech and therefore not appropriate.
Does that still have to be proven in a court of law, yes.
It is my opinion that if the OP had pursued that, he could have at least gotten a reprimand placed in her file.
To me that was threatening speech, and in I had been in the OPs place I would have been threatened.
That's all the matters, legally speaking did the threat cause mental anguish.
That said, I wouldn't pursue legal action the country is too litigious.
I would be happy with an apology and a letter of reprimand in her file.
If I were the OP that is.