If you are found responsible for violating Title IX protections of a student, faculty, or staff member, you are entitled to appeal that decision. Each college and university is permitted to adopt their own procedures for Title IX appeals within the current guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Education. Often those procedures provide only a short time period in which a student or staff member may file an appeal.
Why Should You Appeal a Title IX Decision?
Many people underestimate the negative impact of a Title IX decision because it is separate from the legal justice system. However, it is important to understand that Title IX school disciplinary proceedings can have serious consequences, including suspension or expulsion, or - in cases involving faculty or staff - loss of employment or tenure. An experienced Title IX defense attorney can help you understand the potential impacts of an appeal.
On What Grounds Can You Appeal a Title IX Decision?
The grounds for appealing a Title IX decision vary from school to school. Generally, however, students and faculty can appeal on the basis of a procedural error (e.g., lack of notice or a fair hearing), new evidence that was not available at the time of the original hearing, or evidence of bias or a conflict of interest on the part of the person coordinating or adjudicating the investigation and/or hearing.
How Parisi, Coan & Saccocio, PLLC Can Help with Your Appeal
At Parisi, Coan & Saccocio, PLLC, we understand how important it is to properly present your case during the appeals process. Our team is well-versed in Title IX regulations and procedures as well as appeals processes across multiple colleges and universities. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your appeal is complete, accurate, and persuasive. Our experienced Title IX defense attorneys will develop a tailored strategy to fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
We believe everyone has the right to appeal a Title IX decision that has been made against them. Whether you are looking for advice on filing an appeal or simply have questions about your rights under current Title IX regulations, our team is here to provide support.
Contact us online or call us at (737) 200-2332 to discuss your Title IX appeal and learn more about how we can help you protect yourself.