Can a school allow an informal resolution to a school employee who sexually harassed a student under the Title IX Final Rule?

Under the Title IX Final Rule, a school is not allowed to offer informal resolution to a school employee who's alleged to have sexually harassed a student. The reasons are various in large part the allegation or an allegation that a school employee sexually harassed or committed sexual misconduct upon a student is obviously of a severe nature. For that reason among others, the Title IX Final Rule prohibits in a formal resolution under such circumstances.

Students themselves are held to a high standard when accused or found responsible of Title IX sexual misconduct, sexual harassment. School employees, be it teachers, faculty professors, staff, athletic coaches, whomever may be involved, they're held to a higher standard yet. If you're a school employee that's accused of sexual misconduct, the stakes are incredibly high. Having an experienced attorney-advisor in your corner from as early as possible in the process will be in a person's best interest. It will help them try to work towards a fair process and a favorable outcome.

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