Wigdor believes that educational institutions should be held responsible when they fail to protect students from unlawful conduct, which can be committed by professors, administrators, coaches, faculty members and other students. Shockingly, studies have found that approximately 1 out of 5 women and 1 out of 16 men will be sexually assaulted during their time studying at an institute of higher education and/or in training.
Wigdor’s Title IX lawyers focus on protecting students who are victimized by discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault at public and private schools and colleges across the United States. We represent students and medical professionals attending or working at major colleges and universities in all types of Title IX proceedings including litigation, arbitration, mediation and appeals.
Wigdor has litigated and settled scores of matters under Title IX. Our lawyers help students navigate the confusing legal process, fighting aggressively on their behalf to obtain their best outcomes in Title IX matters through a combination of experience, tenacity and compassion.
In addition to sexual assault, students may be subject to sexual harassment, which is a form of gender-based discrimination often involving unwelcome and inappropriate sexual remarks, conduct or physical advances. Federal and state laws prohibit this conduct regardless of the student’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Sexual harassment and assault can take place before, during or after school hours, and can occur on or off campus. Students subjected to unlawful conduct under Title IX and similar laws are entitled to a range of remedies from monetary relief to a court order requiring a person or entity to do, or to refrain from doing a specified act.
If you or a loved one may have been subjected to unlawful conduct under Title IX, consult a knowledgeable attorney who can advise you of your rights.