Title IX is a federal statute aimed at ensuring that male and female students and employees in educational institutions are treated equally and fairly. Discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation is prohibited. Pupils who do not subscribe to gender preconceptions, as well as transgender students, are protected under this law. Title IX encourages gender equality in the state’s educational institutions.
The high school Title IX lawyer is aware of the rules and regulations of this law and there are severe implications if anyone does not abide by it.
Penalties for violating Title IX
Verbal or written warnings, disciplinary probation, change of residence halls, suspensions for a specified period of time, expulsion from school, loss of employment or tenure, a requirement to seek counseling, restitution, loss of scholarships, a requirement of a formal apology, and revocation or withholding of a degree are all penalties for violating Title IX. The penalty is determined by the act committed and the perpetrator’s standing (student/employee) at the school.
Sexual Battery or different forms of Sexual Harassment
Sexual assault and sexual battery, which includes sexual violence, are likewise prohibited by the Education Code.
When battery occurs on school property, including a community college, the offender faces a fine of not more than $2,000, a year in county jail, or both. If an assault or battery occurs on school property during school hours or during school activities, a peace officer may arrest the perpetrator without a warrant, regardless of whether the act occurred in the presence of the peace officer or not, as long as the peace officer has reasonable cause to believe that the perpetrator should be arrested regardless of whether the act was committed.
Harassment of a sexual nature
Sexual harassment that interferes with a student’s access to an education free of prejudice is punishable under the law. Every student in a school’s instructional programs and activities should be protected against sexual harassment. The educational institution is required to take reasonable steps to address sexual harassment incidents.
Violations of Academic misconduct (Cheating)
It is illegal for anybody to prepare a term paper, thesis, dissertation, or any other academic written material for a student, whether they are an individual, a partnership, a corporation, a limited liability business, or an association. Academic assignments are required to be written by students themselves.
When settling a claim of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct under Title IX, both the Complainant and the Respondent have the ability to choose an Advisor to be present at the hearing. If a party does not have an advisor, federal requirements oblige University to provide one during the live hearing.