Search Site
Menu
226 Lenox Ave. | New York, New York 10027
Free Consultation 212-406-9466
Employment Litigation and Title IX Investigations

Employment Litigation and Title IX Investigations

If you have suffered a violation of your rights while at work, either an adverse employment action, harassment or termination, it is imperative that you consult with an attorney to understand your rights and potential remedies. For example, we can help in cases of wrongful termination, sexual harassment, all forms of discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, violations of federal and state laws relating to overtime, and fair labor standards violations.

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Most colleges and universities have established rules and procedures relating to sexual harassment and sexual discrimination by faculty, the administration and other employees, students and adjunct professors. The original statute reads as follows: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Our office represents professors, administrators and employees of colleges and universities who have been accused of violating the statute, including claims of sexual harassment, hostile work environment and discrimination based on gender. We also represent complainants in such situations.

It is imperative that you obtain counsel early on in a Title IX investigation, whether you are a complainant or respondent.

A few things to keep in mind: Title IX applies to all educational programs and all aspects of a school’s educational system.

Schools take Title IX requirements quite seriously in part because should an institution fail to fulfill its responsibilities under Title IX, the U.S. Department of Education can impose a fine and potentially deny further institutional access to federal funds.

Title IX has also been interpreted to permit private rights of action or lawsuits against colleges and universities.

Recent Developments: The Trump administration has made changes to guidelines that were implemented during the Obama administration. These changes raise the complainant’s burden of proof and shift the determination of sexual assault from “preponderance of the evidence” to a “clear and convincing” evidence standard, which is typically used for civil cases in which serious allegations are made.

Transgender students: Between 2010 and 2016, the U.S. Department of Education issued guidance explaining that transgender students are protected from sex-based discrimination under Title IX. It instructed public schools to treat transgender students consistent with their gender identity in academic life. In 2017, the Trump administration eliminated several of the transgender policies.

Contact a proven New York City Title IX Investigators for a free consultation

Giordano Law Offices PLLC represents New Yorkers in a Title IX Investigations. Please call 212-406-9466 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Our firm’s Uptown Manhattan headquarters is in Harlem, but we also have satellite offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan.

Contact us

Please fill out the form below and one of our attorneys will contact you.

Quick Contact Form

Our Office
  • New York Office
    226 Lenox Ave.
    New York, New York 10027
    Phone: 212-406-9466
    Fax: 212-406 9410
Testimonials
  • "Lenox Avenue attorney Carmen Giordano is honest, experienced and determined to win. He and his staff consistently provide incredible customer service and a solid commitment to serving the Harlem community."  -Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day

  • "I initially hired Carmen S. Giordano in 2005 to represent Be & D, our high-end ladies accessories division, in litigation with one of our major suppliers. Mr. Giordano quickly and efficiently collected pertinent information and was able to obtain a judgment that I considered most satisfactory. I have continued to ask Mr. Giordano to represent us in domestic and some international matters. I know that I can rely on his legal advice, and I deeply appreciate his personal warmth and genuineness whenever I contact him."  -Larry Dumain

  • "Recommend Carmen Giordano?” You cannot “recommend ” a friend, you have to experience the warmth the caring, the true concern to help you with your problem . It’s an “experience ” to to hear the sound advice and how to proceed with a dilemma. Yes, Carmen is a true “trailblazer”, a “template ” for other attorneys, in his total concern for his client/friend and how to help. He is also very well supported by his staff."  -Peter Grinenko

  • "Carmen is an OUTSTANDING Lawyer. This guy really gets things done! I never met a lawyer who put in so much effort and hardwork into their cases . I met Carmen about a month ago where i had a real messy case and a month later my case was settled. I recommend him as a lawyer 100%. This guy is the real deal!"  -Mancita

  • "I have been very happy with the work Carmen has led on my behalf. He is responsive and completely reliable and trustworthy. I know I can always depend on him to make sound recommendations on my behalf. He knows the law from A to Z and stays current on changes in the law whether it’s estate planning, employment issues or legal matters for same-sex couples. He has as comfortable style which helps clients be at ease and he always takes the time to explain concepts and implications so we can arrive at informed decisions together."  -Jack T

  • "Carmen helped me fight a case against a crooked Psychiatrist named forester. We settled the case and therefore won. With the win and the money, I was able to rebuild my life to some degree. Lawyers don’t get much better than this guy. Thank You again Carmen!"  -Jon

  • "Mr. Giordano is honest, trustworthy, efficient, thorough & caring. He is professional & personable. He truly cares about his clients. I highly recommend him."  -Kim

  • "Carmen Giordano is the embodiment of everything you would hope to find in a lawyer; he is trustworthy, sincere and knows his stuff. He comes highly recommended from such a vast cross-section of people–from mutual friends at the National Action Network, to clothing designers and music producers. Having experience in such a variety of areas makes Giordano one of the most well rounded attorneys I know. I wholeheartedly recommend him because unlike some in his industry, he really looks out for you. And from the times I have been in his office, he truly represents everyone from the falsely accused in Harlem, with nowhere to turn, to big shots, including top musicians and an occasional judge."  -Michelle

  • "I highly endorse this lawyer. He has great integrity and very broad experience in litigation. He has had great success in achieving excellent results for his clients; provides vigorous and reliable representation to each client; and has excellent judgment in assessing the merits of a claim."  -Margaret King, Attorney

  • "Carmen Giordano came to my rescue when I needed it most. I was a passenger in a taxi that crashed, leaving me badly injured and unable to work or take care of my 3 children. The taxi company tried to downplay my injuries and my losses. But Carmen fought for me every step of the way in this complicated case. He understood my lost wages, and understood the strain on my family (he’s a father too). He made sure the judge understood it, too. By the the time he concluded his eloquent opening argument, the defendants quickly settled. I remain extremely grateful to Mr. Giordano."  -Lauren

Leave a Review