Employment LawErin C. Galbally and Andrew J. Ruxton, The Legal Intelligencer
Title IX—Coming to a Private Sector Business Near You?
In Doe v. Mercy Catholic Medical Center, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 4004 (3d Cir. March 7), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that a former medical resident at a private Philadelphia hospital could bring a civil rights action under either Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. This decision has the potential to transform Title IX litigation and puts all employers who receive federal financial assistance on notice that Title IX and its procedurally specific mandates may apply to private employers who receive federal funds and engage in educational programs or activities.
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