Sexual Misconduct Claims Lawyer
Whenever someone uses their position or influence to gain sexual gratification at another’s expense, it can be a case of sexual misconduct. In most cases of sexual misconduct, the perpetrator is in a position of authority and uses that position to sexually harass or abuse others. Sexual misconduct can be physical, sexual or verbal harassment, in a work, school or medical environment. The common thread is that unwelcome sexual advances are made, often through intimidation. Crime victims can feel powerless to stop the behavior and may not know where to turn.
What Is Sexual Misconduct?
It is illegal to force someone else to commit unwanted sexual acts. Sexual misconduct is a broad term that covers a variety of sex crimes, including harassment, assault and intimidation. It is not just in a work environment, although boss/employee relationships certainly are a common sexual misconduct scenario. It can be teacher/student, doctor/patient or law enforcement/citizen relationships, where one person has the upper hand and requires the other to endure unwanted sexual attention.
With sexual misconduct, the perpetrator uses their position to control the situation. Victims may be afraid to speak up for a variety of reasons. They may be embarrassed because they consented to the advances or allowed it to continue. Often, victims are scared of ruining their reputation or future. The intimidation tactics used by their abuser keep them silent. What they need is someone who will fight for their rights and put an end to the sexual misconduct.
If you believe you are a victim of sexual misconduct, contact us at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law. We have a compassionate legal team that will listen to your claim and give you advice on your options. You can trust us to keep the information confidential and only pursue the legal actions you desire to protect your reputation and future.