Sexual harassment allegations are among the most sensitive issues that an investigator may encounter. And conducting one of these investigations in an institute of higher education that receives government funding adds to the sensitivity with legal requirements under Title IX, which prohibits sex-based discrimination in education. It’s important for investigators to have deep knowledge of best practices for investigating sexual harassment and the extra requirements dictated by Title IX.
This cheat sheet includes information about:
- Title IX compliance requirements
- Standard of proof for sexual harassment allegations
- Three concepts investigators should understand
- The complainant’s and responder’s rights under Title IX
- Additional resources