Sexual misconduct and assault are taken very seriously on New Jersey college campuses. Federal rules and regulations under Title IX outline how academic institutions must respond to allegations and ensure victims get the help they need. Sometimes, college employees find themselves at the center of false allegations, investigations, and hearings. Such proceedings can be dizzying. If you're the subject of a Title IX sexual misconduct allegation, you have the right to hire an attorney to guide you through the process. If you're hoping to protect your rights and your career, experienced attorney Joseph Lento can make all the difference.
Defining Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., was designed to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex at the federal level. Any school that accepts federal funding must comply with Title IX regulations. These rules apply to K through 12 schools as well as publicly funded universities and colleges in New Jersey.
On the basis of sex, no person may be discriminated against, excluded from participating or be denied benefits under any program that receives federal financial assistance.
When a college or university in New Jersey accepts federal funding, the institution must avoid discrimination in employment, hiring, athletics, and admissions. Federal regulations outline how schools must respond to Title IX allegations. These rules also dictate how potential victims and the accused should be protected throughout the process. Navigating Title IX reg