Connecticut Title IX Defense Attorneys
Raiser & Kenniff, P.C. Provides Title IX Defense Services Statewide
Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Allegations of Title IX violations are taken very seriously, and the alleged violation may be met with severe consequences, including a loss of employment, a loss of funding, and even criminal charges.
Facing allegations of Title IX violation warrants immediate attention and the guidance of seasoned legal counsel. At Raiser & Kenniff, P.C., our wealth of collective experience and proven track record in handling these cases positions us to offer aggressive advocacy. Our CT Title IX defense lawyers are committed to providing personalized attention to each client, firmly standing by your side as you navigate through the complexities of the process.
If you are under investigation for a Title IX violation, contact Raiser & Kenniff, P.C., online or call our firm at (888) 646-0025 for a free case evaluation. We are just a phone call away.
Examples of Title IX violations include:
- Denial of equal opportunity in athletics based on gender
- Sexual harassment or assault, which creates a hostile educational environment
- Discrimination based on gender in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs
- Pregnancy discrimination in educational activities
- Unequal allocation of resources between male and female programs
Who is Subject to Title IX Rules in CT?
Title IX applies to all students, faculty, and staff at educational institutions that receive federal funding. This encompasses a wide range of organizations from both public and private sectors, including K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. It's crucial to recognize that Title IX doesn't just protect those directly experiencing discrimination. The law also safeguards individuals who report or participate in investigations of alleged violations from retaliation.
The repercussions for Title IX violations can be varied and largely depend on the circumstances of the offense, including:
- Suspension or expulsion
- Loss of financial aid or scholarships
- Loss of federal funding
- Loss of tenure
- Criminal charges
Given the serious nature of these potential outcomes, the importance of having skilled legal representation cannot be overstated. Such assistance can be instrumental in mitigating these consequences and safeguarding your future.
What Happens After a Title IX Violation Accusation is Made?
When an accusation of a Title IX violation is made, the institution is legally bound to respond and initiate an investigation promptly. The process typically begins with a thorough review of the allegations. The accused party (respondent) and the accuser (complainant) are both entitled to present evidence, call witnesses, and retain legal representation during this process.
Following the investigation, a disciplinary hearing is usually conducted. The school’s Title IX Coordinator, or a designated committee, oversees these hearings. The seriousness of the accusations requires the proceedings to be handled with utmost fairness, impartiality, and respect for all parties involved.
The institution must ensure a balanced and fair process, protecting the rights of both the respondent and the complainant. However, it is not uncommon for mistakes to be made during this process and for people's rights to be violated as a result. Because of this, having skilled, experienced legal representation by your side can be critical.
Suppose you have been accused of a Title IX violation in Connecticut. In that case, you are strongly encouraged to seek legal representation from a legal team with experience defending Title IX cases in Connecticut, like ours at Raiser & Kenniff, P.C.
At our firm, we deeply understand the importance of personalized representation, and we know that the outcome of your case has the potential to affect the rest of your life. With this in mind, we strive to offer every client the one-on-one representation they need to feel more confident. Our clients work directly with their attorneys throughout the entire legal process. Our firm is also proud to offer our services in English, Spanish, and Russian to serve our diverse community better.
If you are facing a Title IX violation in Connecticut, do not hesitate to contact our experienced attorneys at Raiser & Kenniff, P.C. Call (888) 646-0025 or send us a message online.
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