What has happened. I am a new teacher and felt negativity from my team. I had heard the teacher I replaced did not like her new job and wanted to her old job back. During a Holiday party last year that teacher was talking about how much she missed her old job. I was at the party with a friend, this was at my friend's school, and I had others around me when the following happened: The teacher who's job I filled said, "Yeah I miss it." Me jokingly, "Well it's mine now, too bad." Her: "I can have you out of there in a second." Holiday breaks and the following: My team, good friends with her, started giving me the cold shoulder. I try being more friendly and supportive. Didn't work. Eventually I go to my superior for reasons (on top of this) and told my superior (other good reasons I won't list here) as to why I feel uncomfortable. Superior tells me this is the highest scoring team for my discipline in the school (Test scores). My scores, first year teacher, has ranked at or above (for similar student types) theirs or is quite close. I am above district goals as well. I was also told about friendships between my superior and the other team members and my concerns may just be invalid perceptions. >Reference Checks done by a third party. I found it was not a perception and things were said were not consistent with the 3rd party and a Cease and Desist recommendation was made. It eventually went up the chain and I cannot discuss those details. I do believe I was being pushed out and the position was not listed as temporary but was always the previous teacher's had she ever wanted to come back. When I check for references now it gets bounced around. I was told that they can only be positive or just the basic, it is our policy to only disclose x y and z. The reference check said they sounded evasive and they were redirected to HR. I am thinking about having an attorney draft a script that they would have to abide by. ***Please note there are things I cannot talk about that paints me in a more positive light*** I did want to quit so bad. Right now I am awaiting my summative. Suggestions? Should I get a lawyer? I am Union but we don't have great numbers where we are.