It is against the law to have any type of sexual encounter with a minor but unfortunately, sexual abuse occurs in different situations, including at school. Boarding schools, after-school programs, or other school settings are the perfect place for a sex offender to find innocent victims. Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is prominent in the field of civil actions against child sex offenders and has represented numerous cases and won millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of sexually abused children.
Individuals who suffered sex abuse in school should contact a California school abuse lawyer for legal advice as to the steps to take toward pursuing legal actions against the responsible parties. We are confident in our approach to handling abuse cases and are tireless in our pursuit of justice for our clients. We have the resources available from consultants and experts worldwide who work with our dedicated team.
A child who receives unwanted touching, verbal or visual or attempts at sexual stimulation from a teacher or other faculty member at school is a victim of child sexual abuse. Trusted school personnel and other individuals are equally guilty if they engage in inappropriate conduct with children. Parents should be aware of any changes in behavior in their children because it may be a sign of a sexually abused child.
A school is an ideal setting for a sex offender to abuse children. The schools have a responsibility to the children to provide a safe learning environment and they must report any suspected incidents to the proper authorities. Schools may fear the ramifications from sexual abuse incidents and fail to report or hide knowledge of the incidents.
While many school age students consider certain forms of sexual harassment to be jokes or playing around, the truth is that a large number of California students are made the victims of sexual harassment in schools every day.
If you or your child is become the victim of sexual harassment while at school, it is important that you discuss the matter with a highly qualified California attorney who is experienced in handling cases involving sexual abuse, harrassment, and assault in schools. There is legal recourse available and a legal representative can help to inform you of your rights and options in your particular circumstances.
Sexual bullying encompasses both physical and non physical actions which harmfully refer to another's sexuality or gender in a degrading or bullying fashion. Bullying takes place in an effort to damage another or pressure them in some way. Unwanted physical contact or forcing another to act in a sexual way, or even discussing another's sexuality in a demeaning fashion are forms or sexual bullying. Actions to prevent or punish sexual bullying are becoming more prevalent with social awareness increasing on this subject.
When sexual bullying takes place in a school environment the teachers and principle have a responsibility to ensure action is taken to stop it. Sometimes the impingement of legal action is what is needed to force the teachers and school personnel to confront what is happening and take effective action to ensure it is ceased so that the other students have a safe environment in which to study. We are experienced in pursuing justice for those who have experienced torment at the hands of others and we can provide the professional and understanding representation you need to rectify the situation.
Our focus in each and every school sexual abuse case is to produce the best results possible for our clients and we will relentlessly pursue this goal. We will help you put an end to the inappropriate behavior that is taking place and to hold the responsible party liable for their actions, which could help to prevent other victims from experiencing the same fate in the future. Our firm is recognized throughout the country as preeminent legal advocates serving survivors of sexual abuse, and is well qualified to help you seek justice.
John Manly has represented approximately 300 Alaska Native victims in a settlement against the Jesuit Order and the Diocese of Fairbanks in a $50 million settlement. His effective representation of clients has earned him features in the media in the U.S. and other countries regarding his relentless and successful pursuit of child sex offenders and those who hide them.
Make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our qualified lawyers. Contact a California attorney for child abuse in schools for legal representation and guidance at each step of the legal procedure when seeking justice if sexually abused in school.