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False Accusations

UFT members have been falsely accused of sexual misconduct or physical abuse involving students. If you are falsely accused of those or other crimes and it is determined that the allegations were knowingly false when they were made, the DOE must remove all references to the allegations from your school personnel file, restore any lost pay with interest, and unless there are extraordinary reasons, permanently reassign the student from your class.

In an agreement with the DOE, disciplinary actions will never be used to retaliate against whistleblowers, and any employee who knowingly makes a false allegation shall be subject to discipline.

For more information, see Article 21H of the contract.