Schools are meant to be a safe haven where a child's well-being can be fostered by education.
If your child has been discriminated against on grounds of his or her disability, it is important to take action quickly.
Discrimination in schools
Your child might be discriminated against on grounds of his or her disability. Discrimination can be hard to prove, so it is useful to keep a diary or log of the incidents where you feel your child has been treated in a different way than other children. Unfortunately, many schools, colleges and universities remain confused about their legal obligations and do not always make the necessary adjustments for the pupils and students who have disabilities.
Any form of discrimination is completely intolerable. By obtaining representation from a specialist education law solicitor, your case is more likely to be successful. Moore Blatch will protect your interests and go the extra mile on your behalf to achieve a favourable outcome.
Bringing a claim
The time limit to bring a claim in either the County Court or Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal is 6 months from the last act of discrimination. Claims in Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal will result in practical remedies such as training, an apology and recognition that the child has been discriminated against. It is often a faster remedy than a claim in the County Court. The Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal cannot award compensation. Successful claims in the County Court will result in compensation.
A number of individuals still experience discrimination on grounds of their race and religion in an education context. This is not to be tolerated and Court action may be necessary.
We at Moore Blatch are committed to providing high-quality legal services for parents and children facing legal challenges involving education law matters. Our firm specialises in education law matters, a speciality that few firms in England focus on. As experienced litigators, we understand what tactics are necessary for achieving successful outcomes and we will walk you through every step of the way.
Have a query? Please contact us on 023 8071 8000 or online. Our solicitors for discrimination matters welcome the opportunity to talk to you.