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Cornell to Face Former Faculty Member’s Title IX Bias Claims

June 2, 2022, 11:15 PM

Cornell University must face Title IX claims over its alleged mishandling of an investigation into a former assistant professor’s allegedly inappropriate sexual relationship with a student, after the Second Circuit said on Thursday that the law allows claims by faculty members alleging intentional gender-based discrimination.

Most circuit courts that have addressed the question have similarly decided that an employee has an implied right of action under Title IX, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said.

According to the appeals court, Mukund Vengalattore stated a viable gender-based discrimination claim under Title IX because, among other things, the procedures ...