G.R. No. 49549 Chua-Qua v. Clave and Tay Tung High School August 30, 1990


Herein petitioner was a teacher (30 years of age) who fell in love with her student (16 years old), and whom she later married. After their marriage, the teacher’s services were terminated by the school on claim of “abusive and unethical conduct unbecoming of a dignified school teacher” and whose “continued employment is inimical to the best interest, and would downgrade the high moral values, of the school.” The allegation of immoral conduct on the part of the teacher was based on supposedly several circumstances whereby the teacher stayed alone with the student in the classroom after school hours when everybody had gone home, with one door allegedly locked and the other slightly open. These instances, it would seem, arose in pursuance of the school’s policy of extending remedial instructions to the students.

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