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Being accused of a sexual crime is serious business that often comes with far-reaching impacts regardless of the final legal outcome. Title IX of the Education Amendments Act offers powerful protection for students, faculty, and staff who were the victims of assault and misconduct in school, but can also lead to unnecessary harm to those who were falsely accused. While Title IX grants everyone the right to a fair hearing, a number of educational institutions have been accused of treating accused students and staff unfairly, forcing them into difficult situations they never should have been in.

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These situations can impact the future of the accused student, both during their time at school and far into the future. In addition, an accusation can have a profound impact on a teacher or staff member, both in their current position and in their ability to be employed at another educational institution in the future. Reputations, livelihoods, and futures are at stake, so Title IX cases need to be handled with care. At Bleile & Dawson, our Lexington Title IX attorneys understand the limits of Title IX protections in Kentucky and how these cases need to be handled. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure you or your student is put in the best position possible, and we will use our decades of collective expertise to help secure the future.

What Is Title IX?

The Education Amendments Act of 1972 covers all schools in the United States that receive funds from the nation’s Department of Education, including elementary schools, high schools, and universities. Title IX of this Act was intended to provide students and faculty who were the victim of sexual assault or discrimination with the ability to sue their institution if it fails to protect them from these issues. It states 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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” – Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972

When a student or staff member is accused of a sex crime by another student or faculty member, the school must then initiate a Title IX action to investigate those accusations.

What Happens During a Title IX Action in Kentucky?

Following the accusation, the school will initiate an administrative hearing to evaluate those accusations where it will decide whether or not to take disciplinary actions based on their findings. The accused student or faculty member’s representation will play a key role here and will help prepare them for the entire process.

Some of the potential disciplinary actions the accused may face include:

  • Expulsion
  • Suspension
  • Termination
  • Restricted access to certain campus areas
  • Withholding transcripts and/or degrees
  • Issue a no contact order with other students or staff
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