Title IX is a federal civil rights law that states:
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 prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation against a person (student or employee) based on their gender.
Title IX applies to all educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance which would include most K-12, college and graduate colleges and universities.
Title IX harassment issues include:
- Sexual harassment of a student, which includes sexual assault
- An educational institution’s deliberate indifference to known acts (reported) of sexual harassment and the effects of that harassment
- Access to education for pregnant and parenting students
- Unfair treatment in employment, including pay equity issues
- Retaliation for reporting gender discrimination, gender-based harassment, sexual harassment or sexual assault
- Retaliation for participating in an investigation into a Title IX complaint
All information on our website is meant to be generally informative. To find out whether you may have a case, you should consult an employment or discrimination attorney of your choice.