Affordable Columbus Ohio School Discrimination Attorney

“The progress of the world depends almost entirely upon education.” – George Eastman

Every child is entitled to equal access to education. Unfortunately, some children are prevented from participating in a safe learning environment due to discrimination based on their race, age, color, national origin, disability or sex. Whether the discrimination comes from other students, teachers, or school staff/administration, numerous federal laws exist to protect against discrimination in schools.

At Calig Law Firm, we represent students who are denied an equal opportunity to learn in a safe environment. A hostile learning environment may include verbal, written or physical conduct related to an individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. The conduct must be sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive so as to interfere with or limit a student’s participation in educational programs or activities.

The federal laws, described briefly below, provide a right of redress against the school systems that fail to provide a safe learning environment for students.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • This law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in educational institutions that receive federal financial grants or assistance.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

  • The law prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal financial grants or assistance.
  • The law covers issues such as treatment of pregnant students, equal opportunity to participate in athletic programs, and sexual harassment.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person’s disability in the provision of educational services and opportunities in educational institutions that receive federal financial grants or assistance.

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

  • This federal law prohibits disability discrimination by public entities, including public school districts, public colleges and universities, public vocational schools, and public libraries whether or not they receive federal financial grants or assistance.

Age Discrimination Act of 1975

  • This federal act prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person’s age in educational institutions that receive federal financial grants or assistance.

If you are concerned and have questions about the treatment of your son or daughter, and are unsatisfied with the response of your school district, contact the Calig Law Firm. Our experienced attorneys can help determine whether the above laws apply to your unique situation.

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