Being accused of a Title IX violation can lead to serious consequences. With years of experience, our firm’s founding partners have guided numerous clients through the New York criminal justice system.
Our team is dedicated to meeting your legal needs. When you retain us, we will conduct a meticulous investigation in order to build your case. If you have been accused of a Title IX violation, call today at 212-710-5166 for a free initial consultation.
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 relates to sexual discrimination in federally funded schools. Under this law, discrimination, assault and harassment are punishable offenses. Retaliation, discrimination based on pregnancy and gender identity, and unequal opportunity regarding technical education programs and athletics also fall under this law. Schools must take immediate action to investigate any reports.
This means if you have been accused of sexually harassing or discriminating against someone else on campus, you could face serious penalties.
Consequences of a Title IX violation include:
Title IX offenses could also lead to criminal charges of sexual harassment, assault, rape or other violations. Parents, students, teachers, staff members and applicants for employment are protected under this law.
If you have been involved in a situation that could lead to an accusation of a Title IX violation, it is important to seek experienced legal counsel. Our attorneys have represented numerous clients against allegations of sex crimes.
Under Title IX requirements, schools must take swift action to investigate any instances of sexual assault or discrimination. If they fail to do so, they may lose their federal funding. This means a school must conduct a disciplinary hearing when any complaint of sexual discrimination arises. However, these hearings are usually biased against the defendant. Having a knowledgeable Manhattan criminal defense lawyer on your side can help ensure your rights are upheld throughout the process.
Title IX hearings are often aimed at proving the defendant’s guilt. Since the punishments could put your academic career and future in jeopardy, it is necessary to obtain tenacious and thorough legal services to protect your interests. Our lawyers will analyze your situation, investigate the allegations and use effective legal strategies as you seek to clear your name in the hearing.
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