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One student was granted a medical leave of absence from a private school. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and was excused from the semester. He had a doctor's note.

A second student was also diagnosed bipolar. He is in a less privledged situation. He was kicked out of his house the year prior, and was left with all of the bills for his schooling. He also is diabetic, and was living on vouchers from a doctor he visited in the summer. So he had no medical insurance. The counselor at the school helped him get medicaide, and got him an appointment with the only psychiatrist in town the accepted the access card. So naturally he had to wait a while to get his first appointment. This counselor also said he would tell his professors about the situation, and take care of the paperwork for the medical leave. He finally gets his appointment and the diagnosis and medication he needs. He goes back to the health office, and they start complaining because he hadn't gone back to them in a month. So basically it seems as thought they are not going to give him the medical leave, eventhough he too has a doctors note, and has the same reason for needing to leave school.

Getting a medical withdrawal assures that he can come back for the fall semester, and also he avoids getting any failing grades. Also he can get a portion of this tuition back. So not getting this withdrawal will have detremental affects on this GPA, as well as his financial situation.

Is this a case of discrimination? Could they be liable for their actions if they end up not giving him the withdrawal?



Sounds wrong. But a lawyer dealing in this type of potential wrongful conduct will know if there is any statutory and/or case law on this.


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