discrimination by a university, student kicked out of program. Started by confusedandbroke_5240 , Jul 24 2013 02:44 PM Please log in to reply 3 replies to this topic 2 posts Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:44 PM This case occured in south carolina. The student was removed from a clinical rotation in an occupational therapy program after alleged non compliance to safety regulation and dress code violations.Her shirt rode up, and was accused of not wearing a nametag. the safety violation was a one time incident in with she used her mouth to open something. the student has a phsical handicap, she has only one arm. The environment of her rotation, the demeanor of her clinical instructor was bordering on absurd. The student was asked to do things that were not in an occupational therapists job. She was given a caseload that was about 10 times that of her peers. she was asked to singlehandedly move a 400 pound client. A complaint was filed with OCR, denied , and appealed, denied again. Witnesses were not contacted to determine the student's side. It was a sham investigation. I need advice, and preferably an attorney who wants to do battle. thanks Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:21 AM "Witnesses were not contacted to determine the student's side." Did the student/you contact/subpoena them? It's unclear whether you're pointing to some rule/reg requiring the university to do this.
At any rate, even if we knew where you were, the boards aren't the place to seek an attorney. I'd use the internet and other resources to get names of a few attorneys who handle disability discrimination as it relates to education law. I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics. If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable. Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own http://theworkerscompensationdirectory.com/ thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://boards.answers.findlaw.com/index.php/topic/226695-discrimination-by-a-university-student-kicked-out-of-program/