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In Need of a University Disciplinary Title IX Proceedings Defense Lawyer?

At Lotze Mosley, LLP, our Washington D.C. criminal defense attorney knows University Disciplinary Title IX Proceedings refer to the process by which educational institutions in the United States handle allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of gender-based discrimination in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Title IX is an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools or other education programs that receive federal funding.

Although the most common types of Title IX cases involve athletics, the laws associated with the Amendment include allegations within a broad range of harms, from sexual harassment and assault to employment discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, parental status, gender identity, or nonconformity, or other sex- or gender-based scenarios.

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What are the Most Common Types of Title IX Complaints?

Title IX complaints may name public educational institutions, school or university employees, and students when alleging claims of sexual assault, harassment, discrimination, or other misconduct based on a violation of equal rights.

Our experienced Title IX defense lawyers in Washington D.C. represent:

  • Faculty, staff, coaches, players, and other parties accused of Title IX violations.
  • Students accused of violating the educational institution’s code of conduct.

Common Title IX complaints resulting in university disciplinary actions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Bullying.
  • Hazing.
  • Sexual harassment or sexual assault.
  • Sexual misconduct or dating violence.
  • Gender-based discrimination.
  • Pregnancy or pregnancy-related discrimination.
  • Creation or toleration of a hostile work environment related to gender-based discrimination or harassment.
  • Inequitable treatment or funding of programs and opportunities.
  • Retaliation for reporting or making a Title IX complaint.

Our criminal defense attorneys know that many Title IX proceedings may result in criminal charges. If you are a university student, staff member, coach, or player accused of violations, contact our dedicated law office today for help before facing the disciplinary committee. Without the proper defense, your current livelihood and future may be in jeopardy. Don’t leave them to chance.

How Do University Disciplinary Title IX Proceedings Work?

The specific policies and procedures for University Disciplinary Title IX Proceedings can vary from one institution to another. However, many of the protocols are closely related.

Generally, University Disciplinary Title IX Proceedings typically unfold as follows:

  • Reporting

The process usually begins with a report of alleged sexual misconduct or gender-based discrimination to the university’s Title IX office or designated campus officials by the victim, witnesses, or others who are aware of the incident.

  • Investigation

The university typically investigates the allegations once a report is made. This may involve gathering evidence, interviewing the parties involved, and speaking with witnesses.

  • Interim Measures

During the investigation, the university may implement interim measures to ensure the safety and well-being of the parties involved. These measures may include no-contact orders, class schedule changes, housing arrangements, or other accommodations.

  • Adjudication

After the investigation, the university will determine whether sufficient evidence exists to proceed with disciplinary proceedings. Depending on the university’s policies and procedures, this may involve a hearing before a panel or other adjudicative body.

  • Resolution

If the accused is found responsible for violating the university’s policies, sanctions may be imposed that include:

  • Suspensions.
  • Expulsions.
  • Denial of diploma.
  • Prohibition from participation in teaching, coaching, and involvement in specific programs or other activities.
  • Loss of tenure.
  • Dismissal from employment.

Title IX investigations and hearings move quickly because the school in question typically wants to put any allegations alongside their institution out of the public and private headlines as swiftly as possible. This can lead to hasty decisions and poorly managed protocols.

It is also important to note that University Disciplinary Title IX Proceedings are separate from criminal proceedings and follow different standards of evidence and procedures. While universities are required to investigate and adjudicate allegations of sexual misconduct under Title IX, individuals may also choose to pursue criminal charges through law enforcement.

Accusations of Title IX violations are far-reaching and can negatively impact your reputation. This affects your immediate standing in the community, at home, and professionally and may continue to harm your future educational or employment opportunities. If you are charged with a crime because of an alleged Title IX violation, your freedom may be jeopardized.

Our Washington, D.C. criminal lawyers have helped people who were suspected or accused of committing:

Contact Our Criminal Defense Attorney Today

If you are being investigated for Title IX violations, call (202)-393-0535 to speak with our skilled criminal defense attorneys at Lotze Mosley, LLP in Washington, D.C. We will protect your rights from the start of the investigation, which will allow you make informed decisions about the direct of your case.

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