Upstate New York Title IX Lawyers
Title IX is a federal civil rights law designed to protect students and employees of colleges and universities that receive federal funding from:
- Gender discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Unlawful retaliation
Under Title IX, every person has the right to pursue an education or work in education, free from gender discrimination, sexual harassment and violence, and retaliation. When an allegation is made, the law protects the equal rights of every person involved.
The serious nature of Title IX issues can be devastating. Victims suffer from physical injuries, psychological and emotional issues, public humiliation, employment demotions and loss, loss of income and benefits, medical costs, and reputation and other financial damage.
If you have been the victim of gender discrimination, sexual harassment or retaliation as a student or employee of a college or university, let our experienced Title IX Litigation lawyers help you get the compensation you deserve.
Give us a call at (518) 855-3535 or use our Contact page to send us a secure message.
Why Should I Hire MCLC as my Title IX Attorneys?
Title IX is a very specialized legal area. There is a limited number of experienced attorneys who can competently handle Title IX litigation matters. Our attorneys have decades of litigation experience. First and foremost, we are trial attorneys.
Our Albany Title IX attorneys have years of experience specifically representing students and employees of colleges and universities not only through the Title IX investigatory process, but also through the difficult process of suing those persons or institutions that hurt you.
We know the industry. Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, PLLC is a member of The Association of Title IX Administrators. ATIXA is an independent, not-for-profit national organization focused on the goal of gender equality in education. Our membership in ATIXA provides resources we use to rigorously serve our clients, including best practices, shared industry standards, model policies, training tools, and educational resources.
Sexual discrimination, harassment, and violence is intolerable and has no place in our society. The significance of having the right counsel at your side cannot be understated.
What is Title IX Litigation?
The United States Supreme Court ruled that under Title IX, students may seek money damages from schools that have been deliberately indifferent to risks of sexual assault or harassment by teachers, staff, or fellow students, or if harassment or retaliation occurs against a student or employee for exercising their rights protected by Title IX.
Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, PLLC represents students and employees in cases of Title IX gender discrimination, sexual harassment and violence, and unlawful retaliation cases throughout New York State.
Litigating the issues can result in the award of monetary damages as well as changes to policies and culture at the institutions that harmed them. We handle multiple types of Title IX litigation, including:
- Title IX Sexual Violence
- Title IX Retaliation
- Title IX Workplace Employment Discrimination
- Title IX Athletics
Title IX Sexual Violence Attorneys
Sexual violence can take the form of many acts, including sexual coercion, sexual battery, sexual assault, attempted rape, and rape. These acts of sexual violence occur in these circumstances:
- Against a victim’s will
- A victim is unable to give consent due to use of alcohol or drugs
- A victim is unable to give consent due to a physical, mental, or intellectual disability
Additionally, unlawful sexual harassment includes stalking, verbal or physical threats based on sexuality, exhibitionism, voyeurism, and intimate partner violence.
Title IX requires educational institutions to take certain action to protect you from these types of unlawful acts, including enacting necessary measures to eliminate the behavior, to remedy the harm, to prevent future recurrence of the harm, and to take immediate steps to ensure you can safely continue your education free from future harm.
If your school fails to comply with the above requirements or takes retaliatory action against you for reporting the sexual violence, you have legal rights and options including a Title IX Hearing and Title IX Litigation.
Title IX protects you from sexual violence. If you are a victim, please give us a call at (518) 855-3535 or use our Contact page to send us a secure message.
Title IX Retaliation Attorneys
When a student or employee of a college or university reports a Title IX violation, the institution does not have the right to retaliate against that student or employee.
If you are a student or employee of a college or university and find that you have been the victim of Title IX retaliation, we will help you determine if you have a claim and fight for your rights.
Examples of student retaliation:
- Harassment on campus or in the classroom
- Lowering or changing of your grades
- Reduced or terminated athletic playing time
- Suspension or removal from school activities
- Suspension or expulsion from school
Examples of employee retaliation:
- Change in your pay or benefits
- Harassment from co-workers and/or supervisors
- Transfer to another department
- Alteration of job responsibilities
- Demotion or firing
Title IX protects you from retaliation. If you are a victim, give us a call at (518) 855-3535 or use our Contact page to send us a secure message.
Title IX Workplace Employment Discrimination Attorneys
Employees of educational institutions that receiving federal funding have specific rights under Title IX, including the right to be free from gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace.
The law defining workplace discrimination and harassment can be complex, but essentially states it is the unfavorable treatment of a person in the workplace because of that person’s sex. both gender based discrimination and sexual discrimination.
The United States EEOC explicitly lays out where discrimination is forbidden: “The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.”
Title IX protects you from employment discrimination. If you are a victim, please give us a call at (518) 855-3535 or use our Contact page to send us a secure message.
Title IX Athletics Attorneys
Title IX covers all aspects of the educational experience, including athletics. However, regardless of the legal requirement to eliminate discrimination between the sexes, such discrimination persists in schools.
Title IX requires that federally funded educational institutions:
- Offer equal opportunities for females and males to play sports
- Allocate athletic scholarship funds equitably between the sexes
- Provide equal benefits and services to female and male athletes, including equipment, facilities, coaches, travel, scheduling, training and medical services, recruiting, housing, publicity, and tutoring
As we have seen time and time again, there continues to be an imbalance in athletics due to sex. Female college athletes still only receive about one-quarter of a school’s total athletic budget.
If you believe your educational institution is violating Title IX, you should discuss the situation with an experienced Title IX attorney immediately.
Title IX protects you from discrimination in athletics. Give us a call at (518) 855-3535 or use our Contact page to send us a secure message.
If you or a loved have been the victim of Title IX misconduct, you need a lawyer. Don’t wait any longer. Call the Title IX attorneys of Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, PLLC for a free, confidential consultation, and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.
To discuss your case, call at (518) 855-3535 or use our Contact page to send us a secure message.