CHAPTER 18A. SCHOOL PERSONNEL.

§18A-2-11. Employee's right to attorney's fees and costs.

If an employee shall appeal to a circuit court an adverse decision of either a county board of education or of a hearing examiner rendered in a grievance or other proceeding pursuant to provisions of chapters eighteen and eighteen-a of this code and such person shall substantially prevail, the adverse party or parties shall be liable to such employee, upon final judgment or order, for court costs, and for reasonable attorney's fees, to be set by the court, for representing such employee in all administrative hearings and before the circuit court and the Supreme Court of Appeals, and shall be further liable to such employee for any court reporter's costs incurred during any such administrative hearings or court proceedings: Provided, That in no event shall such attorney's fees be awarded in excess of a total of $1,000 for the administrative hearings and circuit court proceedings nor an additional $1,000 for supreme court proceedings: Provided, however, That the requirements of this section shall not be construed to limit the school employee's right to recover reasonable attorney's fees in a mandamus proceeding brought under section eight, article four, chapter eighteen-a of this code.

Bill History For §18A-2-11

1985 Regular Session
House Bill 1970
1981 Regular Session
Senate Bill 164