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Attorneys For Difficult School Bullying Cases

Under state laws, school districts are required to have anti-bullying policies in place to protect students. Federal law protects students from discrimination, which is frequently the basis of bullying behavior. In recent years, significant progress has been made to protect young people from the emotional and physical damage caused by bullying. Despite these efforts, bullying is still a reality for many students.

At Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., our experienced lawyers represent the victims of bullying behavior and their families. We are proud to support the victims of bullying by fighting for the justice they deserve. If your child has suffered harassment, intimidation or any form of bullying, contact us online or call 618-307-4085 to schedule a free case assessment.

The Responsibility Of School Employees

An anti-bullying policy requires school employees to report bullying and take steps to prevent it. Schools can no longer turn a blind eye to bullying. A school is required to address harassment incidents about which it knows or reasonably should have known. When any type of bullying is reported, the school must take action to investigate or in some way determine what happened. If the school fails in this duty, they may be liable for any harm that results.

Criminal Vs. Civil Law

In some cases, it is possible to file a criminal complaint against the bully or bullies, as well as school officials who do not take appropriate action to stop the behavior. More often, civil actions are brought against bullies and schools to hold them accountable for their harmful actions.

Take Action Right Away

Instead of a place of learning, school can become a nightmare for children who are targeted by bullies. Physical attacks, including sexual assaults, and psychological attacks can cause a child severe trauma. Abuse can lead to depression and even suicide in tragic cases. It is important to address bullying quickly and aggressively. We can help you protect your child. Call us at 618-307-4085 or contact us online to discuss your situation today. With offices in Edwardsville, Illinois, and St. Peters, Missouri, we serve clients throughout Madison County and the St. Louis region.