I was denied fair and similar treatment to other students by the school. I missed an assignment due to documented illness that they claimed that cannot be made up per department policy. However, another student missed a similar assignment without documented illness and was allowed to make up the work. The missed assignment resulted in my failure in the class. Also, I was diagnosed by the school's counselor with post traumatic syndrome, which was presented to administration. Unfortunately, the school failed to accommodate me and ended up dismissing me for poor academic performance. The school denied my grade and dismissal appeal. Can my situation be grounds for discrimination law suite? Thank you,When I was sick I contacted the Dean of students and the Professor via email before I missed the assignment. The other student that missed the similar assinment simply walked in late after missing the assignment and claimed that she had a schedule confusion and was immediately allowed to make up the assignment. I did not stop going to school and continued to communicate with the Dean and the counsoler until the end of the term.
You should consult with an education attorney. However, accommodation does not include removing the obligation to complete assignments and show up for school, nor does it pass you where you would have failed, and it must be requested by you in advance. In short, it must be reasonable - different and less pervasive than the accommodation required in the K-12 setting.
Also, you do not mention the total circumstances of the other student you compare yourself to. Did he request the makeup work in advance (traveling for work, for example, or a death in the family, where the absence was discussed in advance?). Did you just not show up and ask for medical excuse afterwards, or did you call them in advance and ask for time off for illness? It all matters. No one is going to be able to give you a full answer to this complex a question without hearing all your facts, and discussing this with you in depth. So I fear even if you give more details, it will be not enough of them to answer definitively
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