Ex-student awarded damages over high school rule that banned dating

男女交際禁止の校則訴訟 東京・堀越高校側に賠償命令

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Kyodo) - A Japanese court on Wednesday awarded 970,000 yen ($7,000) in damages to a woman who left a Tokyo high school after being admonished by its principal to do so in 2019 for violating a school rule that banned dating by its students.

The Tokyo District Court ruled the admonishment by Horikoshi high school was unlawful, saying it was beyond educational discretion and it effectively forced the woman to drop out of school. However, it also ruled the regulation itself was valid.

On Nov. 20, 2019, the woman, who was then a third-year student, admitted in an interview with a teacher that she was going out with a male student. Two days later, she was urged by the principal to leave the school for violating the school rule. ...continue reading

Nov 30 (ANNnewsCH) - 校則で禁止されている男女交際をしたことで自主退学を勧告されたのは不当だとして元生徒が損害賠償を求めた裁判で、東京地裁は学校法人「堀越学園」に対して97万円余りを支払うよう命じました。  ...continue reading

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