Title IX and Employee Rights: The Hidden Risks Every Administrator Should Know
Bill Pokorny and Jackie Wernz present “Title IX and Employee Rights: The Hidden Risks Every Administrator Should Know” at the 2019 ATIXA West Coast Annual Conference.
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. In this session, Bill and Jackie 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.