Legal Options For Teacher Sex Abuse Victims and Their Families
Attorney contributor Jeff Gibson is proud to stand by sex abuse victims and their families in their fights for justice. Jeff has represented numerous victims and families in sex abuse lawsuits against predators and negligent third parties. Here are some of his thoughts regarding the legal rights of victims of sexual assault at school and their families:
Teachers are trusted to be positive influences in the lives of their students. While most teachers live up to this expectation, not all teachers are trustworthy. Tragically, sexual predators are often found working as teachers and in other positions of trust. Our schools must do everything they can to make sure their students are safe from the threat of sexual abuse by employees.
When a teacher is reported for sexual abuse or sexual misconduct involving students, the allegations must be taken seriously and investigated. Along with a criminal investigation of the accused teacher, the school should also be investigated for potential negligence. Some cases of sex abuse by teachers could have been prevented if not for negligence – such as ignoring previous complaints of inappropriate behavior involving the accused teacher.
If you or your child is a victim of sexual abuse by a teacher or another school employee, our experienced sexual abuse victims lawyers understand the difficulties facing your family. We want to help. You can learn more about your family’s legal options by contacting us for a free consultation.
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