Harris County Jail
Sexual Abuse by Guards and Jail Staff
According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, their mission is "To enhance the safety and protect the trust of the citizens of Harris County by enforcing the law with integrity and professionalism." Unfortunately, while claiming to protect the citizens of Harris County, the Harris County Jail has failed to protect their own inmates. Stern Law Group is filing a lawsuit against Harris County Jail for allowing the sexual abuse of one of its inmates by guards on staff at the jail. In general, employers are responsible for the actions of their employees. If employees commit a criminal or negligent act while under the supervision of the employer, the employer could be held liable for the sexual abuse as well.
Unfortunately, this type of abuse is not uncommon when it comes to established institutions and their employees. Jails, churches, non-profit organizations and many other types of institutions can all be held liable for abuse that happened during their watch. Employers are only liable for their employees for actions conducted in conjunction with their employment. For example, an employer would likely not be held liable for an illegal act their employee committed outside of the workplace. On the other hand, if guards at a Harris County jail sexually abused an inmate, this becomes the direct business and responsibility of the employer. This is why Stern Law Group is prepared to take legal action.
Stern Law Group: Legal Representation for Sexual Abuse Victims
If you or someone you love has become the victim of sexual abuse, then please do not hesitate to contact the Texas sexual abuse lawyers at the firm. Stern Law Group is passionate about the rights and justice of victims. While no amount of legal action can undo this level of damage, the firm is committed to doing all that it can so that negligent and criminally liable parties are held responsible and victims receive maximum financial compensation for the damages they suffered. To learn more, please contact a Texas sexual abuse lawyer from the firm today.