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What Are Your Rights Regarding Your Employee Assignment?

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 7/13/2021

Employees often believe they have been hired for a specific position and that they will always hold that position. It can be an unwelcome shock then if they receive word that their job assignment is being changed. 

Many members in this situation have recently reached out to the ATPE Member Legal Services Department to inquire what rights and options they may have. While almost all employees can be reassigned to different positions, as we explain here on the newly redesigned atpe.org, their rights and options depend on a variety of factors, including their contract, if they have one. 

In addition to this question, the revamped Common Legal Questions page provides answers to some of the most common questions educators face, including issues ranging from absences and leave to grievances, student discipline, and much more. Check out this valuable, easy-to-use resource today! 


The legal information provided here is accurate as of the date of publication. It is provided here is for informative purposes only. Individual legal situations vary greatly, and readers needing individual legal advice should consult directly with an attorney. Please note: Rights based on the Texas Education Code may not apply to all. Many Texas Education Code provisions do not apply to public charter schools, and public school districts may have opted out of individual provisions through a District of Innovation plan. Eligible ATPE members may contact the ATPE Member Legal Services Department. July 2021.