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By Mark C. Weber

ISBN-10: 081479405X

ISBN-13: 9780814794050

ISBN-10: 142949025X

ISBN-13: 9781429490252

Development at the insights of either incapacity stories and civil rights students, Mark C. Weber frames his exam of incapacity harassment at the premise that disabled everyone is contributors of a minority staff that needs to negotiate a man-made but frequently destructive surroundings of actual and attitudinal limitations. The booklet considers courts’ methods to the matter of incapacity harassment, fairly the appliance of an analogy to race and intercourse harassment and the advance of felony treatments and coverage reforms lower than the american citizens with Disabilities Act (ADA). whereas litigation less than the ADA has addressed discrimination in public lodgings, employment, and schooling, Weber issues out that the legislation has performed little to wrestle incapacity harassment. He recommends that arguments in line with unused provisions of the ADA can be built and new felony treatments complex to handle the matter. incapacity Harassment additionally attracts on case legislations to discover exact difficulties of harassment within the public faculties, and closes with an attract judges and lawmakers for accelerated felony safety opposed to harassment.

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S school day or send him to another school, and the failure to honor a promise to cover the cost of transportation to the new school district. ”61 In two additional recent cases, courts found that students could proceed with section 504 and ADA claims based on hostile educational environments. M. v. Hyde Park Central School District,62 the court denied a motion for summary judgment in favor of the school district when a child of normal intelligence who had pervasive developmental disorder and dyslexia put forward evidence that during his seventh- and eighthgrade school years he was repeatedly “called ‘stupid,’ ‘idiot,’ ‘retard,’ and other disability-related insulting names and subjected to physical aggression and intimidation by other students at school and on the school bus.

38 After he had obtained the accommodation, other sergeants and lieutenants in the district openly criticized Silk and treated him with hostility; a sergeant threatened him with injury (an apology followed). Silk’s performance ratings declined, though not significantly. He was disciplined for teaching a class one night a week for ninety minutes, on the ground that working anything but a day shift was inconsistent with his 34 | Comparisons to Race and Sex Harassment disability-related work restrictions.

P. 60 The stigma of a mental health disability was thus so extreme that it led to oppressive and violent actions that the school did nothing to remedy. In fact, the school abetted in the effort at exclusion by taking no steps to 38 | Comparisons to Race and Sex Harassment stop the harassment and agreeing only to exclude the child from the school community. P. P. arrive late for school and leave early, attend school only half the day, or attend an alternative learning center for children with emotional disorders.

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