Frequently Asked Questions
Missouri NEA is here to help you with all the questions you have while navigating the legal aspects of your job.
Still in need of more information? First, contact your MNEA UniServ director. He or she may confer with the MNEA Associate General Counsel to get you all the information you need for your specific issue.
Abuse and Neglect
It is an unfortunate fact that education employees are often alleged to have committed acts of abuse or neglect. Fortunately, the vast majority of these allegations are completely false and have few long-term repercussions for the employee. Nevertheless, Children's Division investigations are incredibly serious, and you should be sure to have all the information you need to prevent allegations and what to do when they occur.
Every person has rights guaranteed by the state or U.S. constitution. Know your rights and how to protect them.
Employment Records & Workers' Compensation
These articles relate to various aspects of employment and are generally applicable both to Education Support Professionals and Teachers. If you are injured on the job, workers' compensation can be your first resource for paying medical bills and other expenses.
Legal issues related specifically to teachers and teaching. Ranging from employment and contract issues to questions that arise over the content of classes.
Education Support Professionals
Legal issues related specifically to education support professionals. ESPs have unique legal questions and concerns and this can be your first stop to answering them.