Educational Discrimination

Skilled Attorneys Who Fight For Your Educational Rights

The attorneys at the Zalkin Law Firm are also fighting for the educational rights of students under Federal laws which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, national origin and other protected categories. Our Attorneys have represented parents with children who have been sexually abused, harassed and bullied at schools or who were discriminated at schools where they did not receive equal access to legally required educational opportunities.

Various federal laws prohibit discrimination in the realm of education on the basis of race, gender, age, national origin, and other protected categories. Federal laws that ban education discrimination include Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974, Title II of t

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and various other statutes. While these federal laws apply only to schools that accept federal funding, this includes the vast majority of K-12 and higher education institutions.

Sexual Abuse Attorneys Fighting To Protect Victims Hurt In Our Schools

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As a society, we entrust teachers and other school employees with the instruction and protection of our children on a daily basis. In fact, many children spend more face-to-face time with their schoolteachers than with their own parents. This trust has been found to be sorely misplaced in many cases according to a 2004 study targeting the amount of sexual abuse, assault and harassment experienced by school-age children in public schools across the United States.

This study suggests that an alarming number of as many as 10% of public school students have suffered sexual abuse or harassment by a teacher or other educational employee at some time in their lives. Of course, this suggested figure doesn’t represent the millions of children who are enrolled in private schools. The amount of children experiencing inappropriate sexual conduct, treatment, harassment or activity at the hands of adults is unknown due to the vast number of incidents that go unreported. This criminal activity is an egregious breach of the trust and confidence placed in the adults who have authority over a group of children.

If you or your child is a victim of abuse at a school or of educational discrimination contact the Zalkin Law Firm to seek legal support.