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    Attorney Michael Thad Allen Prompts the OCR to Action on Behalf of Florida Student.

    The Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education has just announced an open investigation of Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida upon submission of a Complaint to the agency by a client represented by Attorney Michael Thad Allen.  OCR is investigating Flagler College for discrimination against the client on the basis of sex and disability and violations of Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  The college unfairly suspended the student for a period of two years, dealing a potentially fatal blow to his education and seizing tens of thousands of dollars in tuition and fees.


    Attorney Michael Thad Allen secures refund of tuition on behalf of university student.

    Attorney Michael Thad Allen secured a refund of tuition to a student on the Autism Spectrum, who was forced to withdraw from a Connecticut college after another student accused him of sexual misconduct and other college conduct code violations. Attorney Allen argued that the school violated the student’s rights by engaging in selective enforcement of its Title IX policies and policies against sexual harassment, by failing to provide adequate notice of charges to the accused student in conduct code proceedings, and by discriminating against the student on the basis of his disability and condition of Autism Spectrum Disorder. years, dealing a potentially fatal blow to his education and seizing tens of thousands of dollars in tuition and fees.