Washington Law Center has been made aware of the abuse of children with disabilities at the Clover Park School District. Our experienced staff are well-versed in handling the nuances and sensitivities of tragic cases like these.
Schools have a responsibility to protect students in the state of Washington from both physical and sexual abuse.Â Schools must also protect students against any and all forms of discrimination.
In general, RCW 49.60 is aÂ stateÂ lawÂ that protects the people of WashingtonÂ from unfair andÂ discriminatoryÂ practices in places of public accommodations; this includes schools.Â Washingtonâ€™s Supreme Court has gone on to define theÂ Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD), as the “fundamental object” of laws banning discrimination in public accommodations in order toÂ vindicateÂ “the deprivation of personal dignity that surely accompanies denials of equal access to public establishments.”Â Â Floeting v. Grp. Health Coop., 192 Wn.2d 848, 855, 434 P.3d 39 (2019)Â (internal quotation marks omitted) (quotingÂ Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. United States, 379 U.S. 241, 250, 85 S. Ct. 348, 13 L.Ed.2d 258 (1964)).
Ashton Dennis, senior partner at Washington Law Center, has devoted his career to seeking justice for victims of abuse. This is especially pronounced when it involves children with disabilities.
If you or a loved one were harmed or discriminated against by a Clover Park School District employee, whether teacher or bus driver, please contact us today.
Itâ€™s important for you to know that our attorneys will be compassionate in the handling of your case. Our team of Washington abuse lawyers are prepared to provide a voice to you or a loved one. We understand that this can be a very difficult time for you and your family. We will discuss your options with next steps you can take at no charge to you. Washington Law Center also has a no-fee promise. If we do not win your case, you donâ€™t pay any attorney fees.
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