Court Says NYC Teachers Shouldn't Have Been Fired For Tryst

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT) -- The firing of two female teachers seen engaging in what appeared to be sexually inappropriate behavior in a Brooklyn high school was a penalty that was "shockingly disproportionate" to their misconduct, a New York appellate court said Thursday, ordering a lesser penalty.

Twin rulings spared the jobs of teachers Alini Brito and Cindy Mauro, who taught Spanish and French respectively, after a high-profile incident in which they were observed by a janitor in an upstairs classroom as a musical competition was in progress on the first...
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