All children have a legal right to an environment free from harassment, intimidation and bullying where they can grow and learn.
New Jersey has one of the strongest Anti-Bullying laws in the country. The law makes schools and their administrators accountable for addressing all incidents of harassment and bullying in their schools, whether physical or online (cyberbullying). Strict guidelines and procedures must be followed.
Moreover, if the bullying is based upon race, sexuality, ethnicity, religion or other protected categories, then a lawsuit may be brought under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD).
Recoverable damages may include compensatory and punitive damages, as well as attorney fees.
If you think your child has been a victim of school bullying, we can help. Javerbaum Wurgaft attorneys have been at the forefront of New Jersey bullying laws from the very outset. Our specialized bullying attorneys are committed to protecting the safety of children.