Taking on Title IX Violations in Schools Across the U.S.

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits educational programs that accept any federal funding from discriminating based on gender. Many states also have similar laws that protect the rights of students at K-12 schools and institutions of higher education.

Sanford Heisler Sharp has extensive experience pursuing Title IX claims on behalf of individuals whose school discriminated or retaliated against them on the basis of gender. Our Title IX lawyers fight for the rights of students and educators across the United States, holding colleges, universities, K-12 schools, and other educational programs accountable for their discriminatory actions.

Sexual Misconduct Is a Form of Discrimination

Title IX violations encompass a broad range of conduct. For example, in addition to the failure to provide equal opportunities for male and female athletes, sexual harassment and sexual assault are also forms of gender-based discrimination under Title IX. A school that receives federal funding yet fails to adequately investigate and discipline sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or retaliation may be in violation of Title IX.

Damages Available in Title IX Claims

Gender-based discrimination can wreak havoc on the life of a student or educator, often taking a high financial toll. Some of the damages available to Title IX plaintiffs may include:

  • Lost educational opportunities
  • Lost wages
  • Medical costs
  • Tuition
  • Legal fees

Colleges, universities, and K-12 schools should be held accountable when they engage in sex-based discrimination or fail to properly prevent or address sexual violence. Sanford Heisler Sharp’s experienced attorneys can help students and educators understand and pursue their rights under Title IX.

Our Work

While some of our cases result in litigation, many of our cases settle through confidential processes. Our public cases include:

Talk to a Title IX Attorney About Your Rights

To learn more about pursuing civil litigation, please get in touch with us at one of our law offices. You can call 646-512-8609, send us an email, or use our online contact form.

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