Hi - can anyone shed any light on this for me. I have heard that blacklisting takes place, but I don't know on what grounds or for how long. This is the short version - when I started teaching a few years ago I had a bad experience early in and was negotiated out of my contract by my union. I picked myself up again and started teaching in a different area, where I have happily taught successfully since (more than one school). I am looking for promotion opportunities and one job I really want is in the LA where I had the bad start. Are they likely to have blacklisted me? Is there any way I can check? And if so for how long? The school I want to apply to is a VA school but I have to apply online so I presume it will go through HR as normal. Should I be worried?