Andrew S. Tabashneck's answer In New York, there are a number of harassment laws. Generally such laws prohibit a wide array of activities intended to harass, annoy, threaten, or alarm people.
If this 19 year old is threatening and engaging in behavior that would cause a reasonable person to feel annoyed, then at the very least, one of the less serious charges of harassment would apply. It is difficult to determine which level of harassment applies to this situation because of the lack of facts. For instance,...
V. Jonas Urba's answer Discriminate? We can not answer your question without specific, detailed facts and history.
Discrimination is prohibited but if there is a legitimate non-discriminatory reason for treating an employee badly that is not necessarily illegal.
For example, an employee brings in a doctors note but for several weeks before the note was delivered the employee had issues performing their job duties, reported late, had excessive absences or unexcused call-outs, was on vacation, or the...
Michael David Siegel's answer An IEP can only be changed at a noticed meeting. Failure to follow the IEP is the improper act. Following it cannot be overruled by a principal. A principal can, like any committee member, call a CSE meeting.
Lori E. Arons' answer Possibly. A frequently used definition of cyberbullying is "an aggressive, intentional act or behavior that is carried out by a group or an individual, using electronic forms of contact, repeatedly and over time against a victim who cannot easily defend him or herself," but there are many variations of the definition. Whether your actions rise to the level of cyberbullying will depend on the entirety of the facts and the applicable definition of cyberbullying. You can check your school's...
Michael David Siegel's answer Not only can the principal deny an exemption, they will usually do it. The appeal is all you can do. The problem is that the appeal may take a year or more to resolve, and your grounds must be established. This is a technical issue.
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