For 20 years, public agencies in Washington State have been barred from favoring or discriminating against applicants, employees, or contractors based on sex, ethnicity, color, race, or national origin.
The 6th Circuit recently held that in conducting Title IX investigations, colleges and universities must provide parties an opportunity to cross-examine witnesses in the presence of a neutral fact-finder in cases hinging on witness credibility.
There is currently a national focus on gender-based harassment. College campuses are no different. Even with the changes to Title IX guidance in the past months, eliminating sexual harassment and assault on campuses remains a national priority.
On September 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education rescinded its April 4, 2011 Dear Colleague Letter regarding sexual assault and its April 29, 2014 Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence.