In a town such as Gainesville, home to one of the largest universities in the country, legal issues arise daily out of professional academic settings. At Turner O’Connor Kozlowski, we have developed relationships with health professionals, administrators, students, and the education community at large. Whether it is a doctor accused of misconduct, a professor unjustly denied tenure, or a staff employment dispute, we have the experience and understanding to tackle the issues. Individual rights are our passion. Make sure yours are protected.
Professional, Licensing and Discipline Issues
Over the last several years, employees from doctors to professors have more often found themselves at the center of controversies over sexual harassment charges, unfair treatment by employers, and misuse of funds. In the university setting, large government grants and the diverse nature of the workforce make these situations ever more common. Our attorneys understand that employment disputes can lead to life changes just as disruptive as criminal charges. Unfounded charges of workplace indiscretions can tear down a career which took decades to build. Consulting a qualified attorney early in the process can make the difference between continued success and a ruined reputation.
Disputes over tenure typically are emotionally charged, going to the heart of a person’s career and passions. Assistance from a detached and clear-thinking attorney is necessary to ensure a fair, reasonable, and successful outcome when a person’s career is at stake. Nobody wants to insert a lawyer into the relationship between an employer and an academic. However, our experience shows that the earlier an attorney addresses problems of unfairness or misunderstanding in a tenure dispute, the more likely a successful outcome. Our attorneys have wide experience in working with education professionals, along with long-standing relationships within the academic community.