2010 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 6 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Part 10 - Curriculum Generally
49-6-1018 - Reprisal or retaliation prohibited Reporting harassment, intimidation or bullying Immunity from damages.

49-6-1018. Reprisal or retaliation prohibited Reporting harassment, intimidation or bullying Immunity from damages.

(a)  A school employee, student or volunteer may not engage in reprisal or retaliation against a victim of, witness to, or person with reliable information about an act of harassment, intimidation or bullying.

(b)  A school employee, student or volunteer who witnesses or has reliable information that a student has been subjected to an act of harassment, intimidation or bullying is encouraged to report the act to the appropriate school official designated by the school district's policy.

(c)  A school employee who promptly reports an act of harassment, intimidation or bullying to the appropriate school official in compliance with the procedures set forth in the school district's policy is immune from a cause of action for damages arising from any failure to remedy the reported act.

[Acts 2005, ch. 202, § 1.]  

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