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Workplace and Title IX Investigations, Defense

Under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, 20 USC  1681, schools that receive federal funds are prohibited from discriminating based on gender.

In 2011, the U.S. Department of Education informed colleges and universities that it believes Title IX covers sexual abuse and violence.  It directed schools to have sexual misconduct policies as well as grievance procedures to address and resolve sexual misconduct complaints. While schools are generally well equipped to address issues of academic misconduct, they are ill equipped to draft policies and weigh evidence on issues of sexual misconduct. It is important that schools reduce sexual misconduct. It is also important that schools fairly weigh real evidence, as a court of law would do, as significant injuries and penalties are at stake.

Clark, Werner & Fynn, P.C. has knowledge and experience in addressing and understanding the complexity of Title IX issues.      

Similarly, Clark, Werner & Flynn has experience investigating claims of workplace misconduct, helping employers make good decisions when there are factual discrepancies in the various witnesses’ stories. We can help employers make the best possible decisions, by engaging in neutral investigations of available facts and providing an analysis of applicable policies and laws.