Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Student "Harassed" for Being a Vegetarian (Revised)

As a vegetarian myself, I found this Volokh Conspiracy post really interesting. It's about a sixth-grader who, as determined by a school board, "harassed" a classmate for being a vegetarian, such as telling him that "vegetarians are idiots" and that "he should eat meat because he'd be smarter and have bigger brains."  

Significantly, the policy at issue covers conduct based on any "distinguishing characteristic" and therefore is broader than the federal EEO laws.

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