Sheila Willis is a qualified and experienced Title IX Attorney in South Carolina. As a Title IX Attorney, Sheila Willis helps clients address employment-related issues, such as harassment, bullying, and racial discrimination. In addition to working on employment matters, Sheila also represents companies in a variety of employment-related matters, including wage-hour litigation, affirmative action, and OFCCP compliance. Additionally, Sheila Willis offers training on Equal Employment Opportunity, diversity, and harassment in the workplace.
A student's parents knew something was wrong when their daughter came home from school one Monday and went back to school the next day, pretending that nothing was wrong. Her father read the journal entry she had written about the incident - and it was heartbreaking. The mother of the victim reportedly described the rape as horrible and devastating. Cari Simon's work on behalf of the victim will help the school protect their rights in the future.
The defense of Title IX cases is complicated, especially when students are accused of sexual misconduct. Universities were required to adopt Title IX procedures after the 2011 Dear Colleague letter, which outlined a heightened standard for proving sexual misconduct. Even if there are no underlying allegations, the law allows universities to investigate complaints. This law is extremely complicated, and only a talented Title IX attorney can effectively defend a student.
Cari Simon defends students accused of sexual assault
Lawyer Cari Simon represents students accused of sexual assault on campus. The book is full of familiar claims, like how campus misconduct hearings are stacked against the accused, the inadequacy of the system in separating the petty and the legitimate, and the safer option of throwing everyone under the bus. While these points may have some validity, they don't justify the author's approach to student defense.
Simon is a steadfast supporter of the drive for Title IX reform in spite of his reputation as an authority on the subject. Her client has campaigned for equal rights as the mother of a 12-year-old child who was raped. When she discovered infractions, she filed federal civil rights charges and educates other parents about Title IX. Six years after her daughter was raped, the effects are still being felt. The alleged victim's attacker had already received five warnings for sexual misconduct and four for aggressive behavior. He was on an in-school suspension at the time and was cleaning the corridor without any adult supervision.
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."
Title IX requires schools to adopt and publish grievance procedures for students to file complaints of sex discrimination, including complaints of sexual harassment or sexual violence. Schools can use general disciplinary procedures to address complaints of sex discrimination.
Unwanted sexual behavior, advances, or requests for favors. Unwelcomed verbal, visual, or physical sexual conduct. Offensive, severe, and/or frequent remarks about a person's sex. Harassment of a sexual nature which interferes with an individual's right to an education and participation in a program or activity.
Title IX is the most commonly used name for the federal civil rights law in the United States of America that was passed as part (Title IX) of the Education Amendments of 1972. It prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or any other education program that receives funding from the federal government.
Title IX responsibilities can result in false allegations that nevertheless result in serious consequences before a person is proven guilty, including school suspension and potential expulsion from degree programs. School administrators sometimes have failed to protect the rights of the accused.
Title IX also bars discrimination based on disability. In fact, the scope of this law applies to everything from discrimination to sexual harassment, sexual assault, bullying, cyberbullying, retaliation, stalking and violence.