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With respect to disciplining its students and employees, a private school can basically do whatever it wants. There's more freedom to do so with respect to students than with employees, who have greater protections derived from anti-discrimination laws, collective-bargaining agreements, and the like. If a private school wants to impose a No Burger Tuesdays ...


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A cease and desist letter is basically a formal way of them saying, "stop what you are doing, and please don't do it again." It is not proof of tortious conduct by you, nor is it proof of illegal conduct by you. It does not open up an avenue for the university to sue you, nor does it open up an avenue for the university to have you committed to a mental ...


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If Tratatoria has anti-discrimination laws, or provisions in its constitution forbidding discrimination, the Minister's actions might be illegal under them. But if it does not, or if it does not enforce whatever laws it may have, there is no international authority that can enforce any rule against discrimination. People and groups in other countries could ...


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I'm not going to risk being charged with harassment, involuntarily committed (can they do that if I'm not a danger to myself/others?) or any other serious consequences. That's not even a worry. But given the far you have over it, it's time to stop talking, stop thinking, and get yourself competent legal counsel. Not least, so they can tell you that :) ...


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A cease and desist letter usually alleges some illegal conduct such as defamation, and threatens a lawsuit if you do not cease and desist. If you received such a letter written by an actual attorney, the risk is that if you continue, you might get sued. Consulting an attorney, who will read the letter, would not be unwise. Their grounds for a suit would not ...


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Because you're dealing with a public university, there's virtually nothing they can do if you continue writing letters. The only real exception would be if they give anyone reasonable grounds to believe you're a danger to yourself or others, or otherwise fall into any of several very narrow categories of unprotected speech. This sort of thing is right in the ...


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If the factual information contained in her statement (without regard to the spin or interpretation she places on those facts, which are a matter of opinion) are true, she has every legal right and privilege to continue what she is doing. If the factual information is false in some material respect that damages his reputation, it would be possible for the ...


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This question concerns Dutch law. Specifically, the Wet op het hoger onderwijs en wetenschappelijk onderzoek ("WHW") is applicable, as well as further rules seth forth by the Board of your university. Pursuant to Article 7.10(2) WHW, a degree is completed once all study elements (individual exams) of the degree program are graded/completed, insofar ...


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There is no blanket international law against all forms of discrimination, so there is no way to make an official determination. It might be possible to do so in a specific case for a particular kind of discrimination, so you have to find what treaties Tratatoria has entered into. The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial ...


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It is possible: McCleary v. Washington is an example. Ground zero was the 2012 ruling McCleary v. State, 173 Wn.2d 477, which then took 6 years of further scuffling to resolve. That opinion is full of useful legal tidbits, but the argument boils down to a constitutional obligation (art. IX) for the state to provide an education. If your state has no ...


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An employer is likely to advise an employee to not communicate with an individual, if the employee has no legal obligation to communicate with the individual, and the employer believe that there is a risk of the individual suing the employer.


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They can and must if what you do off-campus affects campus safety Any organisation has a duty to protect the safety of its members. If one person poses a danger to others, that person must either change their behaviour or be removed. If neither happens and that person goes on to cause some harm to other people, the organisation as a whole and its ...


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If you're in the USA, this almost certainly falls under fair use, or if you are in another jurisdiction, it almost certainly falls under an analogous exception for educational use. The fact that the excerpt is short contributes to this conclusion. You can also avoid having to rely even on these exceptions by choosing sources that are in the public domain. ...


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As a practical matter, class action litigation is unlikely to provide an answer fast enough for it to provide a meaningful remedy for the original litigants before the situation changes or their students age out. Litigation can be viable for a single singled out kid with a special ed need or who is persecuted for discriminatory reasons, but even then it is a ...


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It depends on the agreement between the parties. In analyzing the debate between @Moo and @Greendrake in the comments to the answer by @Greendrake, it's clear that any contract between the parties will control. And in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, the student owns the copyright. Controlling agreements could include any tuition agreement, ...


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There are many analogous cases throughout the world, but like the petition you cite, they are not legal, they are political, e.g. the Kautokeino rebellion, the Basque conflict, Turkish-only laws in Turkey, Bantu minorities in Somalia, Jim Crow laws in the US. A legal case would be when parties file a lawsuit in some higher court, to force a government to ...


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First, let's be clear. Under the relevant Australian law, this person is an Australian citizen, This is for two reasons. First, because he or she is descended from someone who was born in Australia in the time period from January 26, 1949 to August 19, 1986 (or who was a British subject born in Australia prior to January 26, 1949), and second, because a ...


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Can a district rescind an offer of employment? Yes. Any contractural offer can be withdrawn so long as it has not been accepted. You did not accept it, so the withdrawal is legal. Can they hire someone who is not qualified ... That depends on the particular law that mandates the qualification. As a general principle, anyone is allowed to work at anything ...


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EU law permits Member States to take any steps as appropriate to ensuring the full equality, in practice, between men and women. This is set out in Directive 2002/73/EC (Art. 2(8)) and in Articles 151, 156 and 157-4 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Article I of the Declaration of Human and Civic Rights of 26 August 1789 as embodied in ...


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The main legal effect of a cease and desist letter is to establish that if you continue in your course of conduct, that your actions were made with full knowledge of the contents of the cease and desist letter, and intentionally in defiance of that request of the cease and desist letter. There are many civil wrongs and criminal offenses that are only ...


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If One Files an Official Complaint Against or Sues a University, Is It Retaliation if They Reject Your Application? Not necessarily. Retaliation has to do with the criterion that prompts an adverse decision, not the decision itself. You are asking about the event of rejection itself, which might be lawful nonetheless. You mention that you are a good ...


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Is this legal? Does that mean in anyway that it can also be enforced for agreements in the past? This is hard to answer because your description is somewhat confusing. The first paragraph is unclear as to whether the benefit at no-cost is contingent only on the employee's completion of the course prior to leaving the organization, or also on the employee ...


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If so, could a person auditing a class simply for the sake of learning legally take classes without having to pay tuition? No, the university is not obligated to let them do so. The question is very broad because "taking a class" involves many things, almost none of which have anything to do with intellectual property, but I'll try to summarize. &...


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An attorney who represents a parent client with respect to an IEP may consent to it on behalf of the client. As Trish notes, the attorney should ethically confer with the client and obtain client approval before doing so. But the attorney has authority to bind the parent client if the attorney is representing the client with respect to the IEP.


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At the time of writing, students studying in Government Aided schools are not eligible for the 7.5% percent reservation in NEET exams. Petitions have been filed in courts challenging this. References: Why exclude govt-aided students from 7.5% quota? | Indian Express Plea challenges exclusion of government-aided school students from 7.5% medical admission ...


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If you are interested in California law about education and labor unions, this page lists numerous laws relevant to public jobs and labor unions, the first entry being about collective bargaining and public schools. In general, it is legal for there to be a union which represents teachers and which negotiates with school boards on behalf of the members. No ...


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Public schools in the US, as governmental agencies, share a measure of sovereign immunity. It is generally very hard to sue a public school or school district over the quality of its education unless there is a specific mandate in a state (o rarely) federal statute mandating particular aspects, such as the "No Child Left Behind" law. Otherwise the ...


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In the US this might well fall under fair use, depending on the exact details. Whether something is fair use or not always depends on the facts, and no one factor is final. That this is being used for an educational purpose would tilt toward fair use. If the amount of any one source used is small compared to the full size of the source that would also help, ...


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Worst case? Going to jail Fraud (4) OFFENSES.— (a) Any person who engages in a scheme to defraud and obtains property thereby is guilty of organized fraud, punishable as follows: 1. If the amount of property obtained has an aggregate value of $50,000 or more, the violator is guilty of a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. ...


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It is legal. What would be illegal is for a public school to promote or inhibit a religion. You can teach all sorts of facts that touch on religion (millennia of Western history) and you can e.g. survey the major religions of the worlds as a cultural phenomenon. You can use circumlocutions or proper names. It's not illegal to confess to having personal ...


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