Title IX Sports Lawyer
Do You Need a Title IX Sports Lawyer?
Title IX (Title 9) protects all individuals regardless of sex from discrimination. Even with this law in place, student-athletes in sports often find themselves in a situation that requires a Title IX sports lawyer.
When you feel that you have been discriminated in any way because of your sex it’s time to contact a Title IX sports lawyer at The Fierberg National Law Group. We are a team of nationwide lawyers who are experts on how Title IX and sports work together.
Give us a call or email us for more information.
Title IX and Sports
Many people wonder what is Title IX and if they qualify for protection under the law.
Title IX is a part of a large education amendment from 1972. It is a federal law that states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Ultimately it means that no sex should be denied rights and benefits of any education program or activity that receives assistance from the Federal government.
Often this has referred to protections for sexual assault on campus, but it also extends and is widely used for athletics. Title IX and sports have a strong connection that protects all sexes from discrimination.
Since athletic programs are considered activities tied to federal assistance, Title IX applies. It requires that women and men are provided equal opportunity to participate in sports, receive equal scholarships regardless of sex, and many other athletic-related rights and benefits.
You might be unsure if your situation is appropriate for a Title IX sports lawyer. Our experienced team has over 25 years of experience and has seen many cases like yours. We can help you determine if your case is eligible and help you get the justice you deserve.
What Would be a Violation of Title IX?
If you are having trouble understanding what would qualify for a Title IX case hopefully these examples can give you the information you’re seeking.
Participation applies to the kinds and amounts of opportunities offered to students of both sexes. For instance, schools must show that they offer a proportionate amount of athletic opportunities for both females and males. If you feel that you’re sex is not being afforded the same amount of opportunities, you’re a good candidate for a Title IX case.
Another way that schools can show they are complying with Title IX rules is by continuing to pursue a wider range of athletic offerings for the sex that is under-represented. If you feel that there is little interest from the institution in expanding the options for the underrepresented sex then you’re a candidate for a Title IX sports lawyer.
Under Title IX, academic institutions are required by law to provide proportional scholarships for both sexes. This does not mean equal in dollar amount, but proportional to the ratio of athletes by sex.
“For example, consider a college with 90 female athletes and 115 male athletes and a scholarship budget of $100,000. An equitable distribution of funds would award $44,000 in scholarship aid to female athletes and $56,000 to males.”
This can be a more subtle type of discrimination that can easily go unnoticed, but if you feel that scholarship money is not being awarded in a proportional amount to each sex then you are a good candidate to seek out a Title IX sports lawyer.
There are many other additional benefits that apply to Title IX and sports the NCAA website states that equal treatment must be provided to both female and male student-athletes in these areas:
- Equipment and supplies
- Scheduling of games and practice times
- Travel and daily allowance/per diem
- Access to tutoring
- Locker rooms, practice, and competitive facilities
- Medical and training facilities and services
- Housing and dining facilities and services
- Publicity and promotions
- Support services
- Recruitment of student-athletes
If you have not been provided equal treatment and opportunities in any of these areas you are a candidate for a Title IX sports lawyer. Even if your issue is not on this list, we encourage you to call or email us..
The Fierberg National Law Group – Working for Equal Treatment for All Sexes
For over 25 years The Fierberg National Law Group has worked for the equal treatment of both men and women. This includes on college campuses where federally funded programs are protected against discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
We are passionate about helping those who have been discriminated against get what they deserve – equal opportunity, rights, and benefits. Any institution withholding those rights needs to be held accountable. Let us go to work for you. Call us or use our form to speak to a Title IX sports lawyer who can help you today.