Schools should be a safe space where children go to learn. That safe environment ceases to exist when bullying happens. Bullying can cause physical and emotional injuries with life-long consequences. It can also lead to real impacts for the child.
If you’re concerned about the health and safety of your child, or if you expect the school or district is doing nothing to help, reach out for a lawyer. The attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you and your family recover.
What Is Bullying?
Before you sue for bullying and abuse in schools, you may be unsure what justifies action. There are many types of bullying.
- Verbal abuse
- Hitting, kicking, pushing or punching
- Destroying or damaging property
- Homophobic or racist remarks
- Intimidation and fear
New York has anti-bullying laws that includes activities on school property as well as off-school property. School districts must establish and implement policies to prevent bullying, School districts must train teachers and staff. School districts must address complaints about bullying. If school officials fail to take these actions and a physical injury or emotional harm is caused, the perpetrators and school district should be held accountable.
What Can I Do about School Bullying?
School districts must conduct an investigation when bullying is reported. School districts must also take steps to protect the complainant during the investigation. After their investigation, a report must be prepared. The report should include remedies and corrective action for any bullying.
School officials must then follow up with the impacted students to ensure the discrimination or harassment has stopped, and make sure there has been no retaliation. If school officials fail to take these actions and a physical injury or emotional harm is caused, the perpetrators and school district should be held accountable.
New York anti-bullying laws prohibit acts of harassment and bullying based on the following:
- National origin
- Ethnic group
- Religious practice
- Sexual orientation
- Gender or sex
Get Help with an NYC School Bullying Attorney
If you or a loved one has been a victim of school bullying, the New York City school bullying lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help. Our firm’s motto is “Don’t Be A Victim Twice.”
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