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Significant Trends Regarding Title IX’s Applicability to Academic Medical Centers and Whether Employees of Educational Programs May Bring Claims for Sex-Based Discrimination Under Title IX

Posted: March 8, 2021

When ruling on an academic medical center’s motion to dismiss, a federal district court recently held that Title IX may apply to academic medical centers if certain conditions are met. The court also went against the Fifth and Seventh Circuits, and instead joined the First, Third, Fourth, Sixth, and Tenth Circuits, by finding that Title VII does not prevent employees of educational programs from bringing a private cause of action for sex-based discrimination under Title IX. Academic medical centers and their affiliated institutions should be mindful of these developments when designing and implementing efforts to comply with Title IX and reduce potential liability. Click here for the full alert.