Legal Rights For Victims of Sexual Assault By Massage Therapists
Our attorney contributor Kevin Biniazin has weighed in on the rights of customers who are sexually assaulted by their massage therapists:
Massage businesses have a legal obligation to make sure their customers are safe and in trusted hands. With such a high potential for abuse, it’s crucial that potential new hires at massage facilities are thoroughly screened before being hired and allowed to see customers. Additionally, these companies have an obligation to take complaints seriously and address them before allowing the alleged abuser to potentially hurt other customers.
If a business failed to adequately screen an employee, failed to fire someone who abused a customer, or was negligent in another way, that business could be held liable in a sexual abuse lawsuit filed by the victim. Determining business liability in these cases is a complex process that will require assistance from a sexual abuse victims lawyer.
Location of Alleged Sexual Assault