To resign or not to resign

Disagreement over teaching methodology led to teacher to consider quitting
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/31/2012

This edition of You Make the Call features a contract teacher whose teaching methods were at odds with the director of her school.

Shivani Ruparell was hired by Arbrae Academy, a girls’ school in Halifax, in June 2010 to be a science and biology teacher for the 2010/11 school year. The position was part-time and her contract was only for the one school year.

However, before the school year began, Ruparell suffered an injury that require surgery and rehabilitation, and she wasn’t able to report to work until Oct. 12, one-and-a-half months after her position’s duties officially started.