Harassment can be defined as ongoing and persistent behaviour that causes distress to another person. Both students and teachers have the right to be able to attend school and perform their duties without being subjected to harassment.
Harassment may be in breach of:
- A school’s Code of Conduct;
- An employment contract;
- State or federal laws, especially if the harassment is based on prohibited grounds such as gender, religion, ethnicity etc.
Where harassment has occurred, the school may owe a duty of care to the alleged victim to take steps to prevent it from re-occurring. If they have failed to do so, they too, may also be liable for consequences arising from the harassment.
If you consider yourself to be a victim of harassment, we recommend you contact our office and arrange an appointment to see one of our Education & Schools Law Solicitors in our Sydney office. By appointment, we can also arrange a time for you to see one of our lawyers at a branch office. For a complete listing please see our "Locations" tab.
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