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• up to $10,000/claim for legal costs related to employment rights

• up to $35,000 for Criminal Acts

• never dependent on the discretion/pre-approval of an executive

This brief description of legal service benefits is to provide information only to members and potential members and in no way alters of modifies the policy on file with the Association. Coverage not applicable to Retired or Associate Memberships.

 


In reality, the employment protection coverage is much more heavily used by our members than is liability protection. This means you will be provided legal assistance in many employment disputes, recommendations for non-reemployment, termination of employment, and reduction in force. Access to your legal protection is not dependent upon whether your case is determined to be in the best interest of Professional Educators of Tennessee. Unlike other organizations, where such employment protection is discretionary, Professional Educators of Tennessee has no committee or group of people who will decide whether or not you will be represented should you face such an employment situation. This coverage saves our members thousands of dollars in legal fees every year and provides immeasurable peace of mind.

 

Our philosophy is the best way to avoid having a situation escalate to a legal problem is to call us before the situation gets out of hand. It is very important to know your legal rights and responsibilities. Your membership with Professional Educators of Tennessee ensures that we help make sure your rights are protected. Please do not call an outside attorney until you have first called our office.

 

In the event you are served with an arrest warrant, call our office immediately for assistance. A receipt for the bail bond premium should be mailed to us along with the arrest warrant. This information will be forwarded to the insurance company for reimbursement.

 

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Employment Rights - If a professional's rights having to do with his/her job are illegally violated, the policy provides legal assistance. Our employment rights insurance pays up to $10,000 in defense costs if the member is successful and up to $2,500 regardless of the outcome.


Criminal Acts - Up to $35,000 for reimbursement of attorney fees, if exonerated and up to $10,000 if not exonerated. This includes actions against Professional Educator of Tennessee members arising out of an alleged violation of the laws of the land arising from activities of the insured in his/her professional capacity as an educator.

 

Incidents that occur or begin prior to the effective date of membership are not covered.

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