Ethnicity/National Origin Harassment In Schools
America is an ethnic melting pot. Yet racial hatred and prejudice still invade the school setting, manifesting as behavior learned from parents. Racial bigotry can isolate and destroy minority students, creating a hostile, intimidating and abusive educational environment that can cause great suffering, depression, academic failure and long-term illness.
Educational professionals have a duty to investigate, prevent, deter and punish this conduct, under the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Law and under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
The South Jersey education rights law firm of Costello, Mains & Silverman, LLC, takes the lead in New Jersey in protecting students in schools from ethnicity-based and national origin-based harassment, recovering damages when there is a hostile, intimidating or abusive education environment. We know how to obtain compensatory damages, punitive damages, equitable remedies and attorneys’ fees when your child has suffered this type of conduct.