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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced today that two major amendments to the regulations implementing Title IX will not be finalized until October 2023 at the earliest. The Title IX grievance procedure rule, which was proposed on June 23, 2022, would dramatically alter the process that schools, colleges, and universities must use for sexual harassment and other sex discrimination complaints under Title IX. The Title IX gender identity and athletics rule, proposed on April 6, 2023, would implement a new test for schools that wish to limit student participation in athletics based on gender identity. The result of today’s announcement is that the sexual harassment grievance procedure requirements implemented under the Trump administration in 2020 will remain in effect for at least the first semester of the 2023 academic year. Moreover, uncertainty will remain with respect to OCR’s enforcement of Title IX against schools that limit the participation of transgender students in athletics.
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Does blocking citizen comments on a government official’s social media page violate the First Amendment?
The factors you rely on to promote or hire one candidate over another may put you at risk of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin in decisions related to hiring, firing, promotion, and compensation. In Watson v. School Board of Franklin Parish, 2023 WL 2054308 (5th Cir. Feb. 16, 2023), the Fifth Circuit found that the reasons proffered by a school district for selecting one candidate over another were unworthy of credence and could be based on race. Why? Read more to find out.
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The 2022-2023 school year is (almost!) a wrap. There are big changes on the horizon for Title IX, but many things remain the same. Join your Thompson & Horton Title IX team June 13, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central (12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific) for a fast-paced, interactive live certification training covering all the hot topics K-12 Title IX coordinators, deputy coordinators, and administrators need to know as the school year comes to an end. Keep reading for more information or Register here!
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OCR recently issued new guidance to assist students, parents, and school communities evaluate whether a school is meeting its legal