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Department of Education Marks 49th Anniversary of Title IX by Stressing Rights for LGBTQI+ Students

The U.S. Department of Education marked the 49th anniversary of the Title IX Education Amendments of 1972 by issuing a Dear Educator letter. The letter highlights the importance of Title IX and references several Title IX resources made available during the Biden-Harris Administration, including for LGBTQI+ students.

In announcing the letter, Secretary Miguel Cardona described Title IX as “the strongest tool we have to protect every student’s right to equal access to educational opportunities free from sex discrimination.” Secretary Cardona also noted, “Amid this progress, we recognize there is still more to do, when we know that students still experience harassment, exclusion from school activities, and other forms of discrimination that stand in the way of them reaching their full potential and their dreams.”

The Dear Educator letter directs the education community and public to resources available from the Department:

The Department’s announcement that it will conduct a comprehensive review of its regulations implementing Title IX also focused on LGBTQI+ students.

Educational institutions should review their policies and procedures, and training protocols to ensure compliance with the Department’s Title IX guidance addressing LGBTQI+ students. Please contact a Jackson Lewis attorney with any questions regarding Title IX.

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2021National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 174
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Susan D. Friedfel Employment law attorney for educational instituions in White Plains, NY of Jackson Lewis law firm
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Susan D. Friedfel is a Principal in the White Plains and New York, New York, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ms. Friedfel collaborates with clients to find practical solutions for a variety of issues that arise in the workplace. She counsels clients in various industries, including law firms, financial institutions, educational institutions, and not-for-profit organizations, on a wide array of issues.

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Monica H. Khetarpal, Litigation Experience, Discrimination, Wage and Hour Violations, Jackson Lewis Law Firm
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Monica H. Khetarpal is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her litigation experience includes cases involving claims for discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, FMLA violations, disability discrimination and requests for accommodation in both single plaintiff and class action matters. She regularly handles matters at all levels, from administrative agencies to appeals in both state and federal courts.

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Carol R. Ashley Labor & Employment Attorney Jackson Lewis Washington, D.C.
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Carol R. Ashley is of counsel in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

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