Know Your Rights Under Title IX And Sex Discrimination Laws
Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Title IX requires schools to provide policies and procedures for reporting and investigating illegal gender-based discrimination, harassment and assault. Additionally, these institutions are required to have policies and procedures in place to ensure prevention of retaliation against victims and complainants. These investigations, policies and procedures can be complex and difficult to navigate without the assistance of an attorney with experience in Title IX claims. NachtLaw, P.C., represents victims, complainants and respondents through this process to ensure that their best interests are represented and protected throughout the proceedings.
Who We Represent
Our team of experienced Title IX lawyers represents students, professors, faculty, staff members, coaches, players or anyone who is in an educational institution setting. Attorney David Nacht has been working on Title IX cases since 1994 and understands the culture of higher education administration.
Navigating The Title IX Process
University investigations under Title IX have changed in the past few years in response to pressure from the U.S. Department of Education. New investigations give the accused fewer rights. For instance, most colleges have taken away the right to cross-examine the accuser. The accused must make efforts to prove that they are innocent by bringing new facts to light. There is often the potential for an appeal by either the accuser or the accused. Title IX can be a complex area of the education law to navigate without the assistance of counsel. NachtLaw‘s experienced Title IX attorneys will guide you through the internal investigation process that colleges and universities use. It is an enormous mistake to sit through an interview without being accompanied by counsel. Seemingly innocent statements and admissions by you, or denial by you of facts that the university can prove, can result in a university official finding you “responsible” for an act that you did not commit.
Your Title IX Rights
The federal statutes and the fast-changing regulations that make up Title IX can be extremely confusing. This can make knowing your rights and how to protect them overwhelming. Our experienced Title IX attorneys can provide assistance in evaluating your claim, navigating the program or institution’s Title IX policies, filing a complaint with the institution, filing a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights and filing a civil lawsuit. If you have concerns about a Title IX investigation, please contact us.