In an educational setting, harassment can limit or deny both students’ and teachers’ rights to a healthy and comfortable environment. When the learning environment does not feel safe and supportive, everyone can suffer the negative effects.
According to federal and state laws, sexual harassment is illegal in educational settings. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, protects people from sexual discrimination and harassment. Both teachers and students have the right to participate in all educational programs and activities without fear of sexual harassment. Additionally, transitioning in and out of employment positions within educational institutions can be complex. Educators may have employment contracts, live on campus, have certain rights and protections under tenure and have similar considerations. We can help if you are experiencing any of the following: