TITLE IX

Providing A Skilled Defense To Title IX Allegations

Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972 is a federal law prohibiting gender discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions. Specifically, Title IX provides that “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 educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Werksman Jackson Hathaway & Quinn can provide you with a skilled Title IX attorney.

Under this law, colleges, universities and high schools may be sued for sex discrimination, commonly for failure to provide equal treatment of men’s and women’s sports teams. The law also allows a victim of sexual harassment or assault—allegedly perpetrated by a fellow student, professor or university staff member—to sue the school for failure to adequately address issues of safety or investigate a claim. Werksman Jackson Hathaway & Quinn can be your Title IX attorney.

In recent years, however, Title IX cases have been shrouded in controversy due to the injustices endured by those accused of sexual assault on college campuses. Oftentimes, the educational institution will conduct an internal Title IX investigation and disciplinary hearing, routinely finding the accused student responsible for committing sexual misconduct without providing that accused student a fair hearing in accordance with the law.

Werksman Jackson Hathaway & Quinn LLP frequently represents students who have been accused by their educational institution of engaging in misconduct. Our attorneys have significant knowledge of disciplinary procedures and the rights to which students are entitled. We have guided accused students through all phases of disciplinary proceedings, commencing from the school’s investigation all the way through proceedings before the superior court.

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 Schools where Werksman Jackson Hathaway & Quinn have served as advisors:
Art Center College of Design
Bowden College
Cal Poly, Pomona
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
Clemson University
Concordia University
Cornell University
California State University, Chico
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Humboldt
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, San Bernardino
California State University, San Diego
California State University, San Jose
California State University, San Marcos
Grinnell College
Harvey Mudd College
La Sierra University
Marquette University
Mt. San Antonio College
Occidental College
Pepperdine University
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Principia College
Purdue University
Sam Houston State University
Seton Hall University
Stanford University
Temple University
The Culinary Institute of America
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, San Diego
University of La Verne
University of Redlands
University of Washington
University of Southern California
Wesleyan University
Westmont College