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Tulsa Title IX Lawyers

Tulsa Title IX Lawyers

Title IX is a really important law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education. It has helped a lot of people, but sometimes universities don’t follow it right. If you have faced discrimination based on your gender at a school in Tulsa, a Title IX lawyer can help.

This article will explain Title IX, some of the big cases in Tulsa, and how a lawyer can help if your rights were violated. I’ll try to keep it simple and conversational – let me know if any parts need more explanation!

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a law that was passed in 1972. It says that any school that gets federal money can’t discriminate based on sex. This includes:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Elementary and secondary schools
  • Charter schools
  • For-profit schools
  • Libraries
  • Museums

Title IX protects students and employees from discrimination in areas like:

  • Admissions
  • Recruiting
  • Financial aid
  • Academics
  • Housing
  • Employment

It also covers sexual harassment and sexual violence. Schools have to investigate and stop any discrimination or harassment. They can’t retaliate against someone for reporting a Title IX violation either.

Major Title IX Cases in Tulsa

There have been some big Title IX cases involving Tulsa schools over the years. Here are a few examples:

Jane Doe vs. University of Tulsa

In 2014, a student named Jane Doe said TU failed to properly investigate her sexual assault report. She said the school didn’t follow Title IX rules. A federal judge allowed the lawsuit to move forward in 2015.

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Ross vs. University of Tulsa

In 2015, a judge dismissed some of Abigail Ross’s Title IX claims against TU. But her negligence claim was allowed to continue. In 2017, an appeals court ruled that TU couldn’t be held liable for her assault.

Title IX Lawsuits in Oklahoma

Attorneys have filed about 20 Title IX cases in Oklahoma over the years. These include lawsuits against schools in Tulsa, Inola, Norman, Noble, Guymon, and more.

How Can a Lawyer Help?

If you feel your Title IX rights were violated, a lawyer can help in a few key ways:

  • Investigate what happened and get evidence.
  • Determine if the school failed to follow Title IX requirements.
  • File complaints with the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Negotiate with the school to improve policies.
  • File a lawsuit if needed to get compensation.

Some things they might look at are:

  • How the school responded to your report of discrimination or harassment.
  • Whether the school has proper procedures under Title IX.
  • If the school’s Title IX coordinator is doing their job.
  • Whether the school retaliated when you asserted your rights.

Having an attorney on your side levels the playing field. They have experience negotiating with universities and making legal arguments. It can really help to have that expertise!

Finding the Right Lawyer

Not every lawyer has experience with Title IX cases. Here are some tips for finding one:

  • Look for someone who specializes in civil rights, discrimination, or education law.
  • Find out if they have handled Title IX cases before.
  • Ask about their strategy for investigating and building your case.
  • Make sure you feel comfortable with them and can trust them.

Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions up front! This is an important decision.

You can start by searching for “Tulsa Title IX attorney” online. Look at lawyer profiles and reviews. Many offer free consultations too.

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