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Facing a Title IX accusation in Florida can be a troubling experience that threatens your educational and professional future. At Raiser & Kenniff, we fully comprehend the gravity of your circumstances. With over a century’s combined experience in defending clients, our attorneys are ready to provide diligent legal representation to individuals grappling with Title IX allegations in Florida.

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What Is Title IX?

Title IX, enacted as part of the United States Education Amendments of 1972, is a pivotal federal civil rights law that strictly prohibits sex discrimination in all educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Its extensive scope applies to various educational settings — from K-12 schools to post-secondary institutions, including public universities, private colleges, and trade schools. 

The law aims to ensure that no individual is excluded from participation, denied benefits, or subjected to discrimination based on sex, affecting various aspects such as admissions policies, scholarship awards, sports opportunities, and even handling sexual harassment and violence.

Violations encompass a range of behaviors:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Creating a Hostile Environment
  • Gender-Based Bullying
  • Retaliation for Reporting a Violation
  • Denial of Equal Opportunity in Athletics and Activities

Retaliation against someone for asserting their rights under Title IX is also prohibited. This could include punishments like demotion, unfairly lowered grades, or threats.

The Title IX Complaint and Investigation Process

When facing a Title IX complaint, it's imperative to understand the process:

  • Filing of Complaint: A Title IX complaint triggers a mandatory investigation by the institution.
  • Formal Notice: Upon filing, the accused receives a formal notification and must prepare for an interview.
  • Investigation: An institution-assigned investigator will interview parties and gather evidence. 
  • Evidence Review: Both parties can present evidence and have a minimum ten-day period to review all materials collected.
  • Title IX Hearing: Like a courtroom setting, each party can summon and cross-examine witnesses. An institution-appointed decision-maker concludes whether a violation occurred.

Throughout the Title IX investigation, remaining vigilant is essential due to the high risk of errors and the potential for missed exculpatory evidence. Furthermore, even well-trained investigators may carry inherent biases, whether conscious or unconscious, that can significantly affect the case outcome. 

Taking swift and thoughtful action is imperative if you have been accused of a Title IX violation. The ramifications of being found guilty of a Title IX violation extend beyond the academic realm, affecting future employment prospects and professional licensing. Therefore, enlisting immediate legal representation is not just advised; it is critical to safeguarding your future.

Three key steps to take if you are accused of violating Title IX: 

  1. Seek legal counsel
  2. Exercise discretion
  3. Understand the stakes

Let Us Stand with You

At Raiser & Kenniff, we conduct ourselves professionally, offering serious and informed legal counsel. By emphasizing a personalized approach, we focus on providing each client with a thorough representation tailored to their unique situation. Our history of attaining favorable outcomes for our clients speaks to our commitment to upholding your rights.

If you or someone you know is facing Title IX allegations in Florida, do not hesitate to ask for legal support. Contact Raiser & Kenniff today, and let us stand by your side, defending your rights and working towards safeguarding your future.

Contact Raiser & Kenniff for a confidential consultation and learn more about how our Florida Title IX defense team can assist you.

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