Fighting against the discrimination that occurs in privately run colleges and universities...
All public colleges and universities are held to strict federal laws that ensure equality amongst all its students. Since they are open to the general public as well as and funded by federal or state funds, public colleges and universities must adhere to certain laws and guidelines. However, private schools are different in that they are not reliant on tax dollars. Most private schools offer prestige and are often distinguished by their perceived higher level of education. Others pride themselves on their extremely low acceptance rate in contrast to their number of applicants.
Applying to a private school can be extremely competitive. And once admitted, it can be both a challenging and rewarding experience. Some students may find themselves being discriminated against in the private school sector. The chances of discrimination become even higher when an institution believes that because it is not dependent on federal funds that they do not have to abide by the same laws and regulations that public educational institutions must adhere to. However, federal, state, and local laws all prohibit private school discrimination. If you have been discriminated against at your private college or university, then please do not hesitate to contact an attorney that specializes in private school discrimination cases immediately.
The New York State Human Rights Law prohibits educational institutions to deny their services to students on the basis of color, religion, race, disability, sexual orientation, military status, sex, age, and/or marital status. Private schools do, however, retain the right to provide a single-sex education, and many private schools appeal to specific demographics, such as religion or sex. A relevant example is Morehouse College or Spellman University.
Private schools do not retain the right to tell you that you cannot participate in a class, reside in student housing, or join a sports team because of your ethnicity or sexual orientation. If you feel that you have been the victim of discrimination at your private university or college, then contact a private school discrimination lawyer immediately. The institution should be held accountable for their atrocious action(s) as well as exposed to the public so that this does not happen to someone else. You should receive the resources, services, and education that you are rightfully entitled to receive.
It is also unlawful in the state of New York for a private school to retaliate against an individual for filing a complaint or opposing any unlawful practice. This means that you cannot lawfully be suspended, expelled, or subject to any disciplinary action because you filed a complaint against a professor or school official who you believe is discriminating against you or harassing you.
Attending a private school can be intimidating. There may be a long list of rules, a multitude of codes of conduct, as well as strict performance policies, but no private institution has the legal right to discriminate against you. A.A. Castro Complex Litigation, Appeals & Negotiation, PLLC has long been fighting private school discrimination. Under Mr. Castro’s guidance, you can trust that he will do everything in his power to make sure that your civil rights are upheld, and that the individual or entity discriminating against you is held responsible for their actions.
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