Mrs Pettit Case Study

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We all have the right to privacy and feel like what we do in our “private” lives should not effect our professional work lives. However, what if of our off the job conduct is just down right unprofessional, immoral, or just illegal? Do employers have the right to terminate an employee if the private life is not a good representation of moral integrity or the conduct is damaging to employers ' reputation?Should such offense be overlooked because that employee is good at their job ?These question come in handy when one is in a position where the person is supposed to be a good examples in moral,for example,a school teacher. The case of Mrs. Pettit, teacher licensed to teach grade school children with intellectual disabilities,sexual lifestyle …show more content…
Although Pettit is entitled to the privacy in her sexual life , I do not think the Board of Education violated Mrs. Pettit 's privacy,nor did they meddled in her personal life. Pettit 's private life got exposed by one of her colleagues and there was no problem with her employers then. I think the problem was her getting arrested for her misconduct at the party that lead to the termination of her teacher 's license and employment. The situation Pettit put in a position where her now infamous reputation will not only effect her, but her employers as well. I think that their right they had justification to fire her just for her conduct getting exposed to the public and …show more content…
As I stated before, Mrs Pettit 's performance as a teacher seems to be upstanding. However ,professional and personal matters (private)should be kept separate and judged differently. Unfortunately, being a teacher(although not limited to teachers) you are held a different moral standard both inside and outside the classroom. Pettit will not only face judgment from her superiors ,but also form parents of the students and society. The question will arise can the parents still trust her with their

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