My wife is a teacher in a public school and received a letter of reprimand. The boss thinks she revealed confidential information, but my wife argues she did not. She belongs to a union. How serious can such a letter of reprimand be on someone's career? Can this letter follow one from job to job? Are there some steps to take in challenging that?
She should immediately speak to her union representative and begin an appeals processes. Let the Union do the heavy lifting, say little to nothing. This is fairly serious for public education because that letter will follow her FOREVER It is best to work with the union to get it removed from her file ASAP.