Workplace Discrimination

Title IX Attorneys in New York

Title IX prevents all sex discrimination in academic settings, such as students experiencing sexual harassment or facing disparate treatment based on gender in sports teams.

If you have been a victim of sexual harassment, assault, or discrimination in an academic setting, the Title IX attorneys at Filippatos PLLC are here to help.

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What is Title IX?

Title IX is a 1972 amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prevents all types of sex and gender discrimination in academic settings.

Protections under Title IX are similar to protections found under Title VII, which deals with discrimination in the workplace, and follows the same anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation concepts.

Filippatos PLLC has represented clients under Title IX who have been victims of sexual harassment or assault in an academic setting, and who did not receive adequate protections or remedy from their academic institutions.

The Difference Between Title VII and Title IX

Generally speaking, if you are part of an academic institution and you are subjected to any form of gender-based discrimination (e.g. discrimination based on gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation), and your connection to the institution is that you are employed there, you likely would proceed under Title VII (as opposed to Title IX), although you technically qualify under both laws. This is because Title VII has a more favorable standard for plaintiffs bringing a lawsuit.

If, however, your connection to the academic institution is not employment-based, e.g. you are a student, then you can only proceed under Title IX to combat gender-based discrimination, including sexual harassment or assault.

In order for the academic institution to be liable under Title IX, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the academic institution was aware of the gender-based discrimination and was deliberately indifferent in remedying it.

In contrast, under Title VII, if you are employed by an academic institution and suffer some sort of gender-based discrimination, you need only show that the adverse action taken by your employer occurred under circumstances giving rise to an interference of discrimination, or a much more lenient standard.

Contact Filippatos PLLC Today

If you believe you have a claim under Title IX, or would like to speak to an experienced Title IX  workplace attorney, please do not hesitate to contact us today. The NYC workplace discrimination attorneys at Filippatos PLLC are committed to finding a compassionate, innovative, and successful solution that is right for you.