Newport Beach Title IX Lawyer
Sex-based discrimination is unlawful in virtually all higher-education schools under Title IX. This includes not providing the same opportunities to female students, sexist attitudes of faculty and administrators, harassment of LGBTQ+ students, and more. Additionally, Title IX is an avenue for victims of sexual assault and other sex-based crimes to seek disciplinary action against the perpetrator. The Newport Beach Title IX lawyers at The Garza Firm are here to help you file a claim and get the result you are searching for.
Sex-Based Discrimination Is Prohibited Under Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and prohibits discrimination sex discrimination in all educational programs that receive federal funding, which includes all public schools. Additionally, two courts recently ruled that, based on their tax-exemption status under 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3), most private schools must also abide by Title IX. Unlawful sex-based discrimination that Title IX prohibits includes:
- Exclusion from participation
- Denial of benefits
- Denial of equal opportunities
- Sexist attitudes and sex stereotyping
- Unproportionate athletic programs
- Gender identity discrimination
- Sexual orientation discrimination
Title IX applies to the school’s faculty and staff, administration, students, and other individuals/vendors affiliated with the school. Examples of sex-based discrimination include a male coach treating female athletes in a sexist manner, a faculty member who uses homophobic or anti-LGBTQ+ language, and pregnancy discrimination, such as not providing reasonable accommodations for a pregnant student or new mother.
Sexual Assault, Harassment, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence
As a victim of sexual assault or violence, you have the opportunity to file a disciplinary complaint against the perpetrator. You are also entitled to protective measures that your school must provide. Sexual harassment and stalking are also prohibited under Title IX, which offers protections for victims and a means for seeking justice under due process. One of the leading types of violence on campus is intimate partner violence. Victims can seek disciplinary action against the perpetrator.
Title IX Retaliation
It is unlawful for a school, faculty member, student, or other person affiliated with the school to retaliate against you for filing a Title IX claim. Retaliation often comes in the form of expulsion, denial of benefits, or revoking financial aid or housing.
Title IX Rights of the Accused
Wrongly accused individuals have rights under Title IX as well. If you have been accused of stalking, harassment, sexual assault, or intimate partner violence, it is crucial that you seek out legal help to save your reputation and your future.
Call a Newport Beach Title IX Lawyer Today
It is one thing to file a Title IX claim against a school or individual. It is another to reach a favorable outcome in which a sexual predator is expelled or a school’s sexist attitudes are changed. Here at The Garza Firm, we strive for success in every case we take on. Call our Newport Beach Title IX lawyers today at 949-570-8350 to schedule a free case evaluation.