Teacher files pandemic-related lawsuit against Nassau BOCES

Former teacher Susan Rosenberg recently filed a lawsuit against Nassau Boards of Cooperative Educational Services for claims it failed to accommodate her health issues and concerns during the coronavirus pandemic.

News 12 Staff

May 21, 2021, 7:49 PM

Updated 1,062 days ago

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Former teacher Susan Rosenberg recently filed a lawsuit against Nassau Boards of Cooperative Educational Services for claims it failed to accommodate her health issues and concerns during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nassau BOCES offers more than 130 cost-effective, shared programs and services, including special education, career training for high-school students and adults, alternative schools, technology education, teacher training and much more.
Susan Rosenberg spent 28 years of her life teaching children with emotional disabilities. She loved her job but was forced to retire early due to her health concerns and conditions.
Rosenberg has stage 3 kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and autoimmune issues.
She says the problems began last summer, when Nassau BOCES first started talking about reopening for the 2020-2021 school year.
She submitted numerous emails and two different notes from her doctors stating that she could not return to live instruction because she is high risk. As a compromise, she said she was able to work remotely.
Her request was denied, but she claims two pregnant teachers were given permission to work remotely.
In September 2020, Rosenberg went on unpaid family medical leave.
She could not afford to have no income. Thus, she retired 14 months before qualifying for her hard-earned pension.
The single mother of two said she couldn't believe she had to retire to save her life and be there for her kids.
Since her retirement, Susan Rosenberg has moved to Syracuse and is now suing Nassau BOCES.


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