School Bullying And Harassment Protection Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout Michigan And Ohio

With the rise in the use of social media, inside and outside of schools, bullying is becoming an even greater national concern. The amount and level of bullying have been increasing, affecting students at school and reaching them at home over the internet.

Michigan has recently taken a small step toward protecting bullied and harassed children in its schools. In late 2011, "Matt's Safe School Law" required school districts to develop anti-bullying policies by the 2012-2013 school year. The law is named after student Matt Epling, who committed suicide after being bullied.

At NachtLaw, our attorneys are committed to helping teens who have been bullied and harassed at school. Our attorneys are experienced at handling a wide range of education law and discrimination matters on a state and federal level. Contact our school bullying and harassment protection lawyers for help in Michigan or Ohio.

Protection Under Federal Discrimination Laws

While every student should be allowed to attend school without harassment or bullying from students or teachers, there is no federal law expressly forbidding bullying in schools. There are limited protections available to students who have suffered discrimination, harassment or unfair treatment:

  • Discrimination based on a person's race, color or national origin is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • Discrimination based on a student's sex or gender is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972.
  • Discrimination against disabled students is prohibited under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

When a school district knowingly allows these kinds of violations to occur, it may be legally responsible. An experienced team of education lawyers is necessary if you want to protect your education rights.

Experienced Detroit Education Law Attorneys

Our attorneys have experience handling discrimination cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Attorney Nicholas Roumel draws on his experience as a former school board member in the Ann Arbor Public Schools to help him stand up for students and education rights throughout Michigan and Ohio.

To learn more about our practice and to discuss your case with an attorney at our firm, contact us. With offices in Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Traverse City and Toledo, NachtLaw serves clients throughout Michigan and Ohio.

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