New Title IX Sexual Harassment Regulations Overhaul Responsibilities for Schools [May 27, 2020] [open pdf - 696KB]
From the Document: "The Department of Education (ED) published new regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) on May 19, 2020. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. While Title IX does not specifically mention sexual harassment, courts and ED have determined that the response of a recipient educational institution to incidents of sexual harassment can constitute discrimination based on sex. The new Title IX regulations establish requirements that schools must follow in responding to sexual harassment allegations, marking a major change from the expectations announced in previous guidance documents, as well as departing in many ways from the provisions in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that invited public comment on the rules."
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