On May 6, the United States Department of Education issued new rules implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”). These new regulations become effective August 14, 2020, and will significantly alter the way that public schools respond to allegations of sexual harassment. For a summary of some of the most significant regulatory changes click here. These new changes include:
- New definition of “sexual harassment;”
- Changes in the requirements for investigating and responding to allegations of sexual harassment;
- New policy and notification requirements;
- Additional training requirements;
- Addressing the intersection between Title IX and data privacy laws; and
- New potential source of liability.
The attorneys at Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney are available to assist your school with policy review, training, and otherwise navigating the changed course of compliance with Title IX.