Parents entrust their neighborhood schools to look after their children, to nurture them and help them grow while sculpting their minds and filling their brains with the information we all need to know to be successful in life. This is a great deal of trust we place in these individuals, and thankfully, many schools and their faculty hold up their end of the promise to keep children safe while at school. However, some teachers or other staff members engage in misconduct with students, and these people can impact the physical and emotional well-being of the children they are abusive, neglectful, or inappropriate. If your child was the victim of a teacher or school faculty member’s misconduct and you want to talk to a teacher misconduct lawyer in Santa Clara, the attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter can help your family get justice in the civil courts. Call today for a free consultation.
Although perhaps the most notorious form of misconduct covered by the news media is sexual misconduct between a teacher and a student, the sad truth is that misconduct can wear many different faces. For example, if a teacher blatantly encourages a group of students to bully another student, in essence “doing their dirty work for them,” that teacher can be held liable for student misconduct under California educational law. If a student with a disability requires accommodations in the classroom and has a 504 plan in place but the teacher does not provide the agreed-upon, legally binding accommodations for whatever reason, that teacher could be considered to be engaging in misconduct, as well. If a teacher locks a “problem student” in a storage closet for several hours in order to reduce the amount of distraction the student causes in their classroom, this could also be a form of professional misconduct.
Here is what to do if your child was victimized at school by a staff member:
If you need a teacher misconduct lawyer in Santa Clara, contact Okabe & Haushalter to discuss your case. We specialize in handling school misconduct claims, and we have a reputation for courtroom excellence. Your family could qualify to receive damages from the liable party in the form of financial compensation, and we will work hard to make sure you get every penny you are entitled to under the law. Your family deserves justice for the suffering your child endured as the victim of school misconduct, and we want to help you get it. Call today for a free case evaluation.