Protect Your Child’s Future with Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek: Understanding Title IX Violations in California High Schools
If your high school student has been unfairly accused of a Title IX sexual violation in California, your worry is understandable. The future of your child’s college admission, scholarships, and reputation may be in jeopardy. Your first step is to secure experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel to advise and guide you through this confusing process. Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek are here to help.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in any educational institution that receives federal funding. It applies to California schools serving students from elementary school through college. The law covers discrimination in high school athletics, admissions, employment, and other areas.
Title IX has been controversially expanded in recent years to require schools, including high schools, to investigate and take steps to stop alleged discrimination, sexual harassment, stalking, and sexual violence. If a student, teacher, or school staff member has accused your child of sexual harassment, assault, or stalking, Title IX is most likely the law that applies.
The California high schools are also experiencing Title IX violations. Students in California high schools are being accused of Title IX violations such as sexual assault allegations, sexual harassment, and stalking. However, allegations are often handled badly and students who are wrongly accused are not treated fairly.
The U.S. Department of Education recently issued the first revision to Title IX regulations in 45 years, and the revisions go into effect nationwide on August 14, 2020. The revisions have a specific goal of moving how K-12 schools address allegations of sexual harassment and assault to be more in line with the way colleges and universities address those issues. However, many school districts are not prepared to implement the revisions.
You need a lawyer who has done this before, someone who knows the questions to ask and knows the rights to which your child is entitled. Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek have successfully resolved hundreds of Title IX and student discipline cases through the investigative and hearing processes in California and all over the United States. Our experienced attorneys will know your child’s rights and will insist on the school providing these rights.
Know Your Child’s Rights
When the revision goes into effect, students in California high schools will be entitled to the same process that is currently in place for students in higher educational institutions. Your child is entitled to receive a written statement saying that he or she is presumed innocent, a written notice of the allegations, a hearing by an unbiased review board or decision-maker, a copy of the investigative report, to submit questions for any party or witness, to receive answers to questions, and to have a right to appeal the decision.
High school administrators in California are not as experienced in handling Title IX investigations and hearings as university administrators. An experienced attorney will know your child’s rights and will insist on the school providing these rights.
Protect Your Child’s Future
At Spodek Law Group, we understand that an accused high school student’s academic future is on the line. That is why we fight passionately for our clients’ future. We do not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritize our clients’ needs and well-being. We are licensed attorneys in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serve as Title IX attorney advisors to high school students facing sexual misconduct investigations and disciplinary cases in California and throughout the nation.
California high schools where Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek can help as your child’s student’s Title IX advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals.
It is critical to make certain the Title IX investigation at your child’s California high school is handled properly and that the accused student’s interests and rights are protected from as early as possible during the sexual misconduct investigative process. One major reason is because even at high schools where a finding of responsibility for sexual misconduct charges is made at a hearing, the investigation will set the stage for what the hearing panel is provided prior to a hearing (and what the hearing panel will in large part rely on at a hearing), and at high schools where the finding of responsibility is made solely through the investigative process, what takes place during the investigation itself will determine whether the accused student is found responsible or not responsible for Title IX charges.
At Spodek Law Group, we have the experience and expertise to ensure that the investigation and hearing processes are fair and unbiased for your child. We understand that your child’s academic and personal future is on the line, and we are committed to protecting their rights and interests throughout the entire process.
Our team of experienced attorneys will work tirelessly to help you navigate this confusing and often overwhelming process. We will use compelling language to communicate with the school and the accuser’s side to make sure your child is heard and treated fairly. We will also use tables to organize and present complex information effectively, giving you a clear understanding of the situation and the legal options available.
As your child’s legal advisor, we will guide you through the process, using words that exhibit professionalism and a deep understanding of the law. We will show that our firm has the experience and expertise to handle the legal situation, using emotionally charged words to emphasize the importance of protecting your child’s future.
If you are looking for a law firm that will fight passionately for your child’s rights and interests, look no further than Spodek Law Group and Attorney Todd Spodek. We are here to help you protect your child’s future and ensure that they receive the due process they are entitled to.