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Allowing Sexual Abuse

In sex abuse cases, the most obvious offender is the individual alleged of the actual act of sexual abuse. There are, however, other individuals and entities that could be held responsible. If you or someone you know suffered sexual abuse, then there may be more than one party responsible. In fact, it is common in sexual abuse cases for not only the alleged sex offender to be held responsible, but also the individual(s) that allowed the sexual abuse to take place.

Take, for example, sexual abuse that takes place at a school. If a teacher, coach or other employee of the school was involved in an illicit sexual relationship with a student, then the school would likely become involved as well. This is especially true if the alleged sexual abuse took place on school property.

Employers are not always responsible for the actions of its employees. If an employee participated in an illegal activity outside of the context of the workplace, then the employer would likely not be held responsible for those actions. On the other hand, an employer can be held indirectly responsible for the criminal actions of its employees if they should have been aware of them.

Employers should conduct thorough background checks on individuals before they are offered employment. Even after an individual is employed, they should be subject to frequent performance reviews and supervisor observations. If an employer should have known of sexual abuse and were not aware of it, then they could be held partially responsible. If an employer knew of the sexual abuse and purposefully did not disclose it, then this could also warrant responsibility.

Speak with a Texas sexual abuse attorney at Stern Law Group today if you believe that sexual abuse is going on. Our firm takes an aggressive approach to these cases, and always aims to secure justice for victims.

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