How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Infolawyer Your Own Question
Infolawyer
Infolawyer, Lawyer
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 54289
Experience:  Licensed attorney helping employers and employees.
11313492
Type Your Employment Law Question Here...
Infolawyer is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I'm a university professor and have been wrongly accused of

Customer Question

I'm a university professor and have been wrongly accused of a Title IX harassment complaint from a couple of students. The complaint was informal, but I want to know if I have legal recourse against the university because the complaint was a blatant distortion and potentially retaliatory. Minimally, I want to know if I have recourse to get the complaint letter permanently removed from my employee file at the university.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome. I am working on your answer and will be right back!

Expert:  Infolawyer replied 2 months ago.

As a general matter, when this happens, the university will investigate and on finding no conclusive proof, close the investigation. Once that happens, you have a right to demand the matter be sealed or removed and deemed confidential. You also have a possible claim for defamation and tortious interference with employment as against the complaining party. You have a claim against the university where it makes arbitrary findings, releases information in violation of policy, or otherwise takes adverse action contrary to its rules and the evidence in the matter.

Expert:  Infolawyer replied 2 months ago.

Kindly let me know if that is clear.

if I can clarify anything let me know.

Please rate me 5 stars when you have a moment.

Related Employment Law Questions