Nothing can prepare you for the shock and horror of learning that a loved one has been sexually abused. Such abuse creates deep-seated wounds that last a lifetime. Victims in sexual harassment claims can have a lifetime of recovery.
Sadly, these nightmarish situations happen all too often in facilities and institutions that are supposed to be trustworthy such as:
The victims are often already vulnerable. They may be children, patients with mental illnesses, nursing home residents, people struggling with addiction, those with disabilities or others who are unable to stand up for themselves and resist unwanted sexual advances from their harasser. The abuser may have been in a position of authority and trust, in the home, outside of the home or in a work environment. There may have been few or no warning signs that the abuser would violate that trust the worst way, causing them to become a victim of sexual harassment.
What kind of sexual harassment could possibly warrant legal assistance in pursuing sexual harassment claims? If a co-worker becomes the harasser and commits or is part of:
Criminal charges are not the only way to hold the wrongdoers accountable. You may also have a claim against the facility, institution or organization that employed the abuser through employment law.
At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we’re committed to helping victims of sexual abuse pursue accountability and justice for what they have suffered from this personal injury. Serving Kansas City and the surrounding communities, our sexual harassment lawyers can offer legal advice to victims and their families on a wide variety of legal issues. The choice to take legal action in sexual harassment claims can be daunting and our Kansas City office can offer a free initial consultation to make the process as easy as possible to get started.
We understand that you are coping with some of the most difficult circumstances you will ever face. Uncovering the details of the abuse can be an incredibly painful process.
Our lawyers handle these cases with the utmost of sensitivity, dignity, and respect for your privacy. Our law firm strives to promote healing through the legal process to the fullest extent possible in sexual harassment cases.
You can also reach out to us online. Based in Kansas City, our attorneys handle sexual abuse cases in Missouri and Kansas.
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