Legal Recourse For School Sex Abuse Victims & Their Families
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents sex abuse victims and their families in civil lawsuits against sexual predators and negligent third parties, including schools and school districts. Brian has some thoughts to share regarding the legal rights of those who have been sexually abused by teachers and other school employees:
In any workplace where employees are working with children, it’s critical that safeguards are in place for protecting those children from dangerous sexual predators. Sadly, our attorneys see far too many cases involving school employees sexually abusing students.
In cases of school sex abuse, it’s important not only to prosecute the perpetrator, but also to ask how the abuse could have been prevented. Some cases are preventable and occur due to negligence by the school, such as failing to run background checks before hiring new employees.
When negligence has played a role in enabling an employee to abuse students, the victims and their parents may have grounds for a school sex abuse lawsuit.
If you or your child is a survivor of sexual abuse by a school employee, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our veteran sex abuse victims lawyers.
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