Bayonne, NJ asked in Family Law, Education Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey

Q: Can I sue against a guidance counselor and teacher for false allegations?

My son has autism and the guidance counselor said that my son made a "comment" that led up to cps getting involved. My son doesn't speak well nor does he understand a lot. Teacher has been making small complaints about my son since September about him not participating, not doing what a normal 11yo should do in class. Again my son has autism and no behavior problems past or present.

1 Lawyer Answer
Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
  • Short Hills, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: This is a question best directed to a lawyer that specializes in claims against school officials for abusive practices.

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