Title IX Lawyer Raleigh
Here at the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood we believe that equality and privacy are deserved by each and every one of our clients — regardless of religion, race or gender. In 1972 Title IX, a law passed by congress that requires gender equity for boys and girls in every educational program that receives federal funding, was enacted to protect the rights of both females and males.
Under Title IX regulation, students, staff or faculty who feel that they have been taken advantage of sexually, either through sexual assault or sexual harassment, receive protection of their rights. Despite efforts by congress to foster a safe environment for both males and females on educational campuses, students, staff and faculty — both male and female — face sexual assault or harassment daily.
Educational institutions, whether those intended for adolescent learning or those of higher education, should feel like a safe place for individuals who learn or work there. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. If you feel that you have been violated through sexual harassment or assault at your educational institution, you have rights. Title IX not only protects you on campus, but may also protect you off campus, if the incident occurred in connection to an educational activity or program.
In recent years, Title IX has been revised to allow those who have been accused of sexual assault or harassment, who believe they are innocent, to retaliate. Retaliation claims are often filed by coaches or athletic officials, but may also be filed by students.
Though often recognized in sexual assault and athletics case, Title IX addresses 10 key areas of the law, including:
- Access to Higher Education
- Career Education
- Education for Pregnant & Parenting Students
- Learning Environment
- Math & Science
- Sexual Harassment
- Standardized Testing
If you feel you have been sexually assaulted, harassed or discriminated against because of your gender, the skilled and professional attorneys at the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood are here to defend your rights under Title IX protection.
Whether you are a student, faculty member or staff member at an educational institution that receives federal funding, you are protected under Title IX. Should you feel that your experience in education has been compromised as a result of sexual assault or discrimination, call on the professionals at the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood to help you fight for the rights you deserve.