NEW YORK—A teacher says in a lawsuit against New York City that she was beaten by a parent after she made a report to a confidential child abuse registry.
According to the New York Post , Jennifer Golian says she was attacked several months after she reported suspected child neglect in June 2015.
The parent denies the allegations but pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in exchange for probation. An order of protection bars her from contacting the teacher.
The teacher says she’s changed schools but is still afraid.
The New York City Law Department says protecting the identity of mandated reporters “is crucial.” The department says it’s investigating.