My Partner Bill Pokorny and I are getting excited about our upcoming trip to the Bay Area for the 2019 ATIXA West Coast Annual Conference. We are particularly thrilled to have been asked to be featured speakers at the conference! We will present on Title IX Employee Rights: The Hidden Risks Every Administrator Should Know. Here is a summary of our presentation: 


Many of the most high-profile Title IX cases involve allegations of student-on-student sexual misconduct, but some of the more complicated cases arise when a student accuses an employee of sexual misconduct. Employment law issues that arise in such cases are unique and require careful analysis to avoid common and sometimes costly pitfalls. This session will address some of the most common employment issues that arise in Title IX complaints, including the intersection of Title IX and employment policies and agreements, interaction between departments handling student and employee complaints, unique retaliation issues and communication/privacy concerns when an employee is the accused, and challenges in reintegrating parties into the educational system following a complaint.

If you will be at the conference, please stop by and say hello! For those who can’t make it, stay tuned for a summary of our presentation here at Title IX Insights next week. If you don’t already subscribe to the blog, do so here so that you won’t miss a thing.