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L.W. v. Toms River Regional Schools Board of Education (N.J. 2007)

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N.J. Sup. Ct. Applies Discrimination Law, Holds School District Liable For Bullying.

Fisher Phillips • June 27, 2007
The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled that the State's Law Against Discrimination, (LAD), extends to students in a public school setting, holding a school board liable for student-on-student sexual harassment. In reaching this decision, the Court unanimously proclaimed that "students in the classroom are entitled to no less protection from unlawful discrimination and harassment than their adult counterparts in the workplace." In sweeping language, the Court stated that "reasonable measures are required to protect our youth, a duty that schools are more than capable of performing."