Legal Options For Victims of Sexual Assault by Gym Owners and Employees
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson represents sexual assault victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Bobby has also worked as a sex crimes prosecutor, so he’s seen first-hand how both criminal and civil courts can help victims find justice. He offered to share the following insight regarding filing legal claims in instances where the owner of a gym commits sexually abusive acts.
“Gym owners have a legal responsibility to make sure their customers are as safe as possible from preventable dangers – including sexual violence. In gyms where adults are working with children, it’s extremely important to make sure all employees are trustworthy and that no sexual predators are permitted to work for the business. When a client is sexually assaulted by a gym employee or even the owner, it must be determined if any form of negligence played a role in allowing the assault to occur,” Mr. Thompson explained.
“In sexual assault cases where the perpetrator is the gym owner, the victim and their family may have grounds for a lawsuit against the business due to gross negligence. If the perpetrator was an employee, there may still be grounds for a sexual assault lawsuit against the business owner on the basis of negligence,” he concluded.
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