Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 holds that no educational institution can discriminate against anyone on the basis of sex. The interpretation was later expanded to hold that schools must respond to any complaints of sex-based discrimination – including sexual assault, stalking, or intimate partner violence.
The legislation applies to any schools that receive federal funds, which includes the vast majority of secondary schools, colleges, and universities. Private schools are also covered if they participate in federal financial aid programs or otherwise receive federal funds.
Students, faculty, and employees at these schools are all covered by Title IX.
While often associated with athletics, Title IX actually prohibits harassment and discrimination based on sex in education, whether against women, men, or LGBT individuals.
Whether you are filing a Title IX complaint with your school or you are the accused student, we will ensure your rights are protected. We will also make sure that you receive due process during the investigation of a complaint and other proceedings.
Title IX cases can have a lasting impact on your future. We’ll help you navigate the investigation process, gather evidence, understand your rights, and craft a consistent, accurate statement to give to investigators. You need experienced counsel that will go to bat for you.