Legal Recourse For Survivors of Workplace Sexual Assault
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a former sex crimes prosecutor who now helps survivors of sexual assault find justice in civil cases. We’ve asked him to add some insight regarding the legal options available to survivors of sexual assault in the workplace:
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a widespread problem in the United States. Sometimes, sexual harassment progresses into sexual assault when inappropriate comments turn into unwanted sexual contact. Survivors of workplace sexual assault and harassment deserve justice for the trauma they’ve been forced to suffer. The perpetrators of these crimes must be prosecuted and negligent workplaces must also be held accountable for failing to keep their employees safe.
For example, an employer might be considered negligent for the sexual assault of an employee for failing to run a background check before hiring a new employee who had a history of sexual misconduct. In cases that involve negligence, survivors of sexual assault may have grounds to file a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one is a survivor of sexual assault in the workplace, you can learn more about your legal rights by speaking to one of our experienced sexual assault survivors attorneys.
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