Child Threatened? We Protect Harassment Victims
Every child in New York State has a right to attend school in a safe environment. When a child feels threatened, intimidated or afraid because of how they are treated at school by a teacher, faculty child or another child, they are being harassed. Harassment can have long term effects, victims often miss school, their grades suffer, have unpredictable moods and sometimes withdraw from their favorite activities such as sports and after-school clubs.
If your student has been a victim of harassment, it is important to speak to an attorney right away. The compassionate attorneys at Sobo & Sobo want to help make sure your child feels safe and the harassment stops. Get in touch with us for a free initial consultation; you have nothing to lose by sharing your child’s story with us. We can help to determine whether or not you have a case and guide you through each step of the process.
Harassment Takes Many Forms
Just as bullying can take on many forms, there are different types of harassment.
Criminal Harassment occurs when one person acts in a way designed to annoy, provoke, and threaten causing emotional distress. Some examples of criminal harassment include stalking, hate crimes and cyber bullying.
Discriminatory Harassment occurs when a person is singled out person because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, gender or disability.
Sexual Harassment involves comments, gestures, actions or attention that is intended to hurt another by focusing on a person’s appearance, body parts, sexual orientation or any sexual activity.
Each type of harassment can occur during school hours or after hours while they are participating in a sport or club. The most important action you can take in the case of harassment is to encourage your student to speak up. If they are unable to do so, speak on their behalf. Talk to a teacher or administrator. If the behavior does not stop or continues, then it may be time to take legal action.
Protecting the Rights of School Harassment Victims
There is no harder part of parenting that watching your child suffer. If you believe your child is being harassed at school, the Law Firm of Sobo & Sobo is here to help. We will listen to your child’s story with compassion and work with you to ensure that your child’s legal rights are protected. We will seek the maximum compensation in order to compensate you for the emotional damage, missed time at school and work as well as any medical care that may be needed. Let’s start the process of winning together today. Call Sobo & Sobo at 1-855-GOT-SOBO or visit one of our office locations located all over the Hudson Valley.