Madison County Title IX Attorneys
Protecting & Defending Your Title IX Rights in Mississippi
Under Title IX, students and employees of educational institutions that receive federal funding are afforded certain rights. Title IX prohibits sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful retaliation to men, women, and transgender persons of these institutions. If you believe you have been subjected to any of the above forms of unlawful conduct, you should contact an attorney experienced in defending your Title IX rights.
Savant & Rich, LLC is a firm dedicated to upholding Title IX for all those to whom it applies. Our attorneys have been standing up for the legal rights of individuals for decades with skill and determination. Our Madison County Title IX lawyers have considerable trial experience and are licensed to practice in federal courts.
Your Rights Under Title IX
Title IX applies to all universities, colleges, school districts, and charter schools receiving federal funding as well as federally-funded educational programs offered at libraries, prisons, museums, and other entities.
Under Title IX, on the basis of your gender, you may not:
- Be denied benefits
- Suffer discrimination
- Be excluded in participating in any programs
- Suffer retaliation, such as pay decreases, job loss, demotion, or other harassment
We are passionate about standing up for your rights under the law and pursuing justice on your behalf. Our firm has developed a strong reputation for outstanding client service as well as legal skill. If you need advice or counsel, now is the time to contact us.
How Education is Affected by Title IX
Title IX is a federal law that requires all universities, colleges, school districts and charter schools receiving federal funding to provide procedures for students to file complaints of sexual violence and sexual assault. An investigator employed by the school will often gather evidence and obtain witness statements and then make a finding as to whether a sexual assault occurred.
We represent students accused of Title IX sexual assault violations on the following campuses:
- Northwest Community College
- Copiah-Lincoln Community College
- East Mississippi Community College
- Hinds Community College
- Holmes Community College
- Mississippi Valley State University
- Alcorn State University
- Jackson State University
- Mississippi University for Women
- Delta State University
- Belhaven College
- Millsaps College
- Mississippi College
- University of Southern Mississippi
- Mississippi State University
- University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
The standard of proof required to find that a sexual assault occurred is only a “preponderance of evidence” which is much lower than “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard used in a criminal trial. Failure to hire an experienced Title IX attorney can result in permanent marks on their educational record, expulsion from school or criminal charges. Schools take these investigations seriously and often times students are punished unjustly when they fail to hire an experienced Title IX attorney.
Dedicated to Legal Excellence
Cases may include students with a claim, faculty or staff with claims, players, coaches, and others with claims, or individuals defending themselves from such claims. Our firm primarily focuses on Title IX defenses of sexual assault or stalking claims on college campuses. No matter how complicated you may think your situation is, our team is here to help.
Contact a Madison County Title IX attorney at Savant & Rich, LLC at (601) 869-5015 to get started today.
Claim Was Dismissed Sexual Assault – Mississippi State University v. J.D.