Bullying in School

Minnesota anti-bullying laws prohibit any intimidating or abusive conduct that is directed at any student, including those based on a person’s race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, immigration status, sex, physical appearance, sexual orientation, including gender identity and expression, disability (and other characteristics).

Minnesota schools that receive federal funding are required by federal law to address discrimination based on certain personal characteristics. Although no federal law directly addresses bullying, in some cases, bullying overlaps discriminatory harassment when it is based on race, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), age, disability, or religion.

If you are a student (or parent of a student) who has been bullied, and your school has not taken prompt, effective action in response to notice of the bullying, call us to discuss your options. Consultations are free.