Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding. The principal objective of Title IX is to avoid the use of federal money to support sex discrimination in education programs and to provide individual citizens effective protection against discriminatory practices in schools that receive federal funding.
Title IX issues include, but are not limited to the following:
- Access to higher education, especially in areas of study where women, including women of color, are and have been traditionally underrepresented.
- Equal opportunity and access to athletics, including adequate funding of women’s sports; equal access to practice times, facilities, and transportation; access to scholarship monies; and pay equity among male and female coaches.
- Sexual harassment
- Education for pregnant and parenting students.
- Employment, including tenure and pay equity issues, and pregnancy claims.
- Discrimination based on sexual orientation.
- Retaliation for complaining about discrimination.
In this CLE course, attorney Adria Silva discusses what you need to know when handling Title IX cases by highlighting some of the most important elements and case law in this complex area of law. Adria mainly discusses the differences between Title IX and Title VII gender discrimination claims, pregnancy discrimination, damages, representing minor plaintiffs, filing the lawsuit and privacy (FERPA) considerations. To access the course please click here: Levelling the Playing Field: An Overview of Title IX Litigation.
Additional topics include:
- Exempt institutions
- Patterns of proof
- Establishing your case
- Affirmative defenses
- Common plaintiffs & defendants
- Conditions precedent
- The OCR (Office of Civil Rights)
- The burden of proof
- Retaliation cases
- Equitable relief
- Multi-client representation & conflicts of interest
- Forms of production
- The Family Educational Privacy Rights Act (FERPA)
- Recent verdicts
Attorney Adria Lynn Silva represents employees and students in Title IX gender or sex discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases. She has been named a Rising Star in Employment and Labor Law by Super Lawyers Magazine.
This CLE course is offered in the following states:
- Alaska (AK)
- Arizona (AZ)
- California (CA)
- Connecticut (CT)
- District of Columbia (DC)
- Illinois (IL)
- Maryland (MD)
- Massachusetts (MA)
- Michigan (MI)
- Missouri (MO)
- New Hampshire (NH)
- New Jersey (NJ)
- New York (NY)
- North Dakota (ND)
- Pennsylvania (PA)
- South Dakota (SD)
Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in Florida and around the country. For more information about CLE in Florida please click the following link: FL CLE.