“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”— Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972
If you’re looking for a Title VI or Title IX attorney in Columbus, Ohio, The Calig Law Firm has successfully represented students who suffered from the discriminating and harassing behavior of other classmates, teachers, administrators, and school staff members. Title IX protects individuals from gender-based discrimination while Title VI offers the same protections for race-based discrimination. Violations of Title IX and Title VI occur when schools fail to sufficiently address the allegations or concerns of the victims. Despite receiving reports, some schools fail to recognize behavior as problematic and choose to do very little, or nothing at all, to address the problems.
Under Titles VI and IX, educational institutions and their employees are not permitted to:
Harassment is conduct that is based on a person’s race or gender, is unwelcomed by the victim, and is so offensive and distracting as to limit or deny the student’s “ability to participate in or benefit from a school’s education program”.
Victims of harassment have rights. If you have asked your educational institution to help fight discrimination, but ultimately received little to no assistance, you may be able to file suit in Federal Court. The Calig Law Firm will aggressively pursue your Title IX or Title VI lawsuit by providing skilled representation for schools accused of violating your rights.