Recognizing and Addressing Unlawful Harassment by Third Parties Within Your School
24 Feb 2015
Bullying between students has been the subject of numerous articles in recent years. However, schools sometimes fail to recognize that harassment of its employees and students, whether by a parent or other third-party, must be addressed. In this article, attorneys Matthew A. Court and Michelle B. Ferguson explore the parameters of unlawful harassment as it relates to school personnel and students, specifically focusing on “third-party harassment” — harassment that stems from individuals who are not co-workers or students but instead are parents, guardians or other visitors to the school.