Title IX Lawyer
Title IX protects against sex-based discrimination at public-funded schools and universities. Contact a Title IX lawyer at Cordisco & Saile LLC to schedule a consultation and learn more about your legal options.
Title IX is a federal law that aims to prevent discrimination and harassment based on gender or sexual orientation at educational institutions receiving federal funding. If you have experienced harassment, assault, or discrimination, you deserve quality legal representation. Call or contact a skilled Pennsylvania Title IX lawyer at Cordisco & Saile LLC today to schedule a free case consultation and explore your legal options.
Why Hire a Cordisco & Saile Title IX Attorney?
Cordisco & Saile LLC is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm with decades of experience winning compensation for individuals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey who have been injured. Our team of award-winning Title IX attorneys advocate tirelessly for victims of sexual harassment, assault, and discrimination.
When you choose Cordisco & Saile LLC to handle your case, you can expect us to be with you every step of the way, helping you navigate the complex legal processes involved in your case and continuously advocating for your best interests. We will always be available to answer your questions empathetically and professionally. But don’t just take our word for it; read what our satisfied clients have to say.
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What Is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, commonly shortened to just Title IX, is a federal law enforced by the Department of Justice’s Office for Civil Rights. Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex and gender in educational settings and institutions that receive federal funding. Title IX cases generally deal with instances of sexual assault, harassment, or discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation.
Why Is Title IX Important?
Before Title IX was enacted, there were few legal protections preventing discrimination and sexual harassment at work, school, and in sports. Those who faced discrimination or sexual harassment were left at the mercy of institutions’ policies and ineffective state or local laws.
Title IX is vital, both for protecting people from discrimination and harassment and for offering them options to pursue justice if they experience discrimination.
Rights Under Title IX
Under Title IX, all individuals have the right to be free from harassment and discrimination based on their gender or sexual orientation. Title IX standardizes sex discrimination protections and provides legal avenues for pursuing cases. Under Title IX, educational institutions must protect students from sex-based discrimination, violence, and hostile environments.
Title IX also removes unfair barriers to education, ensuring everyone has the right to equal access to programs and other activities at institutions receiving federal funds. Thus, the law prohibits discrimination in enrollment, academic programs, and athletics.
If discrimination, harassment, or violence does occur, victims have the right to file a complaint with their institution’s Title IX office and have the incident thoroughly investigated.
After receiving a complaint, the institution must not retaliate against the victim and is legally required to make accommodations to restore the victim’s right to equal access. Such measures may include offering extensions on deadlines for schoolwork or moving a student’s residence hall to prevent contact with the perpetrator.
Additionally, Title IX due process rules require an institution to abide by certain rules to ensure fairness in the process. Both sides have the right to submit evidence and to appeal any disciplinary decisions.
Title IX violations can also give rise to liability in civil lawsuits against institutions that violate or fail to comply with the law’s investigation and enforcement requirements. Institutions found liable for Title IX violations may be forced to compensate victims for their damages.
Types of Pennsylvania Title IX Cases
While Title IX deals broadly with discrimination based on sex, including gender and sexual orientation, there are a variety of specific types of cases that fall under the umbrella of Title IX. These cases include the following:
- Sexual harassment
- Sexual assault
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Employment discrimination
- Unequal access to athletic opportunities
However, this is not an exhaustive list of types of Pennsylvania Title IX cases. If you have experienced discrimination based on your gender or sexual orientation, contact Cordisco & Saile, LLC, to discuss some of the legal options that may be available to you.
Who Do We Represent?
Cordisco & Saile LLC proudly represents those interested in filing a Title IX complaint against another individual or an institution. Some of those we represent include:
- Students: Cordisco & Saile LLC represents students who have experienced discrimination, assault, and harassment on the basis of their gender or sexual orientation and are interested in filing a complaint with their school’s Title IX office. Students seeking to file a Title IX complaint have the right to legal representation to help them navigate the process and advocate for their interests.
- Parents of students: Parents and guardians of students under 18 who have experienced discrimination can file a complaint on behalf of their child.
- Faculty/Employees: Faculty and staff who witness discrimination among students can file a Title IX complaint and may benefit from seeking legal advice and representation during this process. Additionally, Cordisco & Saile LLC represents staff members or other employees of educational institutions who have experienced sexual harassment or employment discrimination.
- Other parties who want to file a complaint: Title IX reports can be made anonymously or made on behalf of another person.
The Title IX investigation and adjudication process can be complex and emotionally difficult. Having an experienced, compassionate Title IX attorney from Cordisco & Saile LLC on your side will help you have a skilled professional advocating for you every step of the way.
Cordisco & Saile LLC Will Fight for You
Title IX is an important law that protects individuals from discrimination, harassment, and assault at educational institutions and workplaces that receive federal funding.
When discrimination or harassment does occur, victims have the right to file a formal complaint with their institution’s Title IX office. Once this complaint is filed, victims have the right to have this claim thoroughly investigated and adjudicated. If the institution fails to do so, you may be entitled to file a civil lawsuit and seek compensation.
A trustworthy Pennsylvania Title IX lawyer is valuable as you navigate the institutional process of investigating and resolving complaints. Cordisco & Saile LLC’s team of Pennsylvania and New Jersey Title IX attorneys is ready to help fight for you and offer support during this difficult process.
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