If you are looking for a General Title VI or Title IX lawyer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, you should contact B'Ivory LaMarr Trial Lawyers ®️.

Our attorneys have represented students who have endured discriminatory and harassing behavior by other peers, teachers, administrators, and school staff.

Title IX safeguards individuals from discrimination based on sex while Title VI gives the same protections for discrimination based on race.  

Understanding Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments provides that no one in the U.S. be excluded from participation, benefits, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Essentially, the federal civil rights action law prohibits gender-based discrimination committed by and against students, staff, and faculty.

As per Title IX, sexual misconduct of any form-sexual harassment, sexual abuse, rape, etc.-is considered being gender-based discrimination if it meets a particular standard. The law notes that the victim's harm must be so extreme and objectively offensive that it effectively prohibits the victim from receiving the benefit of an educational opportunity.  Several courts have ruled that any harm inflicted on a victim that falls within the scope of any type of sexual misconduct meets that requirement.

Title IX also allows schools to deal with sexual misconduct cases under two conditions:

  • The school is responsible for the accused.
  • The assault took place on the campus; and

If these two requirements are met, schools are expected to conduct an investigation and hold a hearing to decide if the respondent is guilty or innocent. While this method appears to mimic the activity of criminal justice systems, their activities are worlds apart. Students accused of crimes of this type on the campus of higher education institutions must be mindful that they may not have the safeguards they would have if they were in the criminal justice system.

Violations of Title VI and Title IX

Title IX and Title VI violations arise generally when schools refuse to resolve the victim's complaints or concerns properly. After receiving reports, some schools have failed to recognize actions as inappropriate and have opted to do very nothing whatsoever to solve the issues.

Under Titles VI and IX, academic institutions and their staff are not allowed to:

  • Treat students differently depending on race or gender when deciding whether students meet those criteria or specifications to obtain services, incentives, and any other assistance.
  • Deny incentives, programs, or assistance to students based on gender or race.
  • Subject any student, based on race or gender, to rules of sanction or conduct different from the standard rules apply to all students.
  • To promote or facilitate discrimination against students by offering assistance to any entity that appears to be engaged in discrimination or abuse based on gender or race.
  • Encourage others to participate in discriminatory or harassing conduct by refusing to respond to or investigate recorded incidents.

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