Bloomberg BNA Quotes Partner Barbara E. Hoey on Title IX Sex Bias Provisions

Partner Barbara E. Hoey was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA article Is Your Business Covered by Sex Bias Provisions of Title IX?” The article discusses the implication from Doe v. Mercy Catholic Medical Center that sex discrimination prohibitions and compliance requirements of federal education law may affect businesses with workers in dual student-employee roles. If an organization receives federal financial assistance and has an educational mission, it may be obligated under the holding in Doe to comply with the sex bias provisions of Title IX. Barbara said, Unlike Title VII, Title IX doesn’t require an employee to first exhaust a sex discrimination claim administratively before suing in court. So there may be no real opportunity to resolve a dispute amicably prior to litigation when a plaintiff asserts a sex discrimination claim under Title IX.”