Nicole Shah Brar v. Heritage Oak Private Education (USA)

Nicole Shah Brar, a seven-year-old boy who identifies as a girl, along with his parents, has filed a complaint Heritage Oak Private Education, an Orange County, CA school Brar previously attended.  The lawsuit alleges the school unlawfully discriminated against Brar when “It refused to use the name, pronoun, and gender corresponding to Nikki’s gender identity, required Nikki to wear the boy’s uniform and use the boy’s restroom, and failed to address the bullying that Nikki was subjected to because of her gender identity and gender expression.”

According to the complaint, “In failing to treat Nikki in accordance with her gender identity, Heritage Oak and Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. violated the Unruh Civil Rights Act, California Civil Code section 51, which explicitly prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.”

The complaint also alleges Heritage Oak violated the California Unfair Competition Law, which “prohibits unfair competition in the form of any unlawful, unfair, or fraudulent business act or practice” when it “unfairly or falsely” represented Heritage Oak as “a non-discriminatory educational institution” that “values diversity” and provides an “individualized education for the whole child.”

“Nikki and her family seek injunctive relief to end these discriminatory practices so that no child is subjected to the harms Nikki has endured, so that no future consumers are deceived by the false representations, and so as to provide training and resources to the Heritage Oak community to allow Nikki to encounter former classmates without fear of harassment or emotional distress. Nikki and her family also seek damages and restitution for the tuition they paid for discriminatory educational services, lost income, increased therapy costs, and for Nikki’s pain and suffering.”

Nicole Shar Brah v. Heritage Oak Private Education — complaint

8-Year-Old Sues Private School Over Gender Identity — The Daily Signal

A transgender 8-year-old sues a private school, saying it didn’t let her be the girl she is — Los Angeles Times