What can I do if a school is discriminating against my child? That’s a question that a family in Yorba Linda, California asked recently before moving forward with a gender discrimination lawsuit against the private school their transgender child attends.
The family is pursuing legal action following alleged mistreatment of their child at the hands of the school. In the discrimination suit, the family is accusing the school of not allowing their transgender child to wear a girl’s school uniform and forcing the child to use the boys’ restroom despite the fact that the child identifies as female. In addition, family alleges that the school did not address bullying that the child faced because of her gender identity. The family claims that due to the bullying and the treatment at the hands of the school, the child suffered depression, experienced social isolation and even talked about harming herself.
Can Teachers File Gender Discrimination Lawsuits Against Schools?
Filing lawsuits against schools and school districts can be difficult, especially if it is a public school, because public schools are government entities, which are often protected against having legal action taken against them. However, if you are a teacher who is facing any type of harassment or discrimination on the job, you need to speak with an experienced employment lawyer before you make any decisions about what to do about it. An employment attorney can analyze your situation, tell you whether you have a valid case, answer your questions and provide you with the best options for you and your family moving forward.