Legal Recourse For School Sex Abuse Victims
Laurence Banville, a school sexual abuse lawyer at Banville Law specializes in helping victims find justice by taking legal action against their abusers and third parties who failed to prevent the abuse. Here are some of his general thoughts regarding the legal options available to victims of sex abuse by school staff members:
In fields which involve adults working with children, it’s crucial to make sure all applicants are thoroughly screened with rigorous background checks. Tragically, sexual predators often seek out these types of positions. These predators exploit the trust of their victims in order to commit heinous sexual crimes.
When a student is sexually abused by a school employee or contractor, there are several issues that should be investigated. Of course, the perpetrator should be removed from the school, investigated, and prosecuted. Additionally, it’s important to determine if the school failed to do all that they could to prevent the abuse. Some cases of school employee sexual abuse may have been prevented if not for negligence by the school.
For example, a school might be considered negligent if they failed to run a background check which could have revealed that an employee had a history of sexual misconduct complaints.
In cases involving negligence, the victims and their families may have the right to file a lawsuit.
If you or your child is a survivor of sexual abuse by a school staff member or contractor, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking with an experienced sex abuse victims lawyer.
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