While Title IX legislation is in place to protect the rights of accused students, sometimes it can have quite the opposite effect. Title IX is part of the Education Amendments Act and works chiefly to protect college students from gender discrimination, including sexual harassment and abuse. For students accused of such misconduct under Title IX, it is important to understand your legal right to a fair hearing from your educational institution. At Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C., our attorneys have the knowledge of Title IX law necessary to represent your case and aggressively defend your rights.
All elementary, high school, and university students in the United States are entitled to an education free of sexual abuse or harassment. While it is indeed serious to suffer as a victim of such a crime, being falsely accused of such a crime can be equally devastating. The Title IX legislation states:
“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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” — Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972
If you or your child has been accused of sexual misconduct under his or her school’s Title IX procedures, guard their future and take legal action to ensure a fair process. Unfortunately, numerous educational institutions have failed to provide such rights to accused students in recent years.
We are currently accepting cases from students at colleges and universities across the United States, including the following in Ohio:
- Bowling Green State University
- Case Western Reserve University
- Cleveland State University
- Cleveland Institute of Art
- The University of Akron
- John Carroll University
- Kent State University
- Kenyon College
- Miami University
- Oberlin College
- Ohio University
- Ohio State University
- Ohio Wesleyan University
- University of Toledo
Make sure your legal rights are being protected and defend your future by contacting attorney Eric F. Long today.