At the David W. Martin Law Group, our South Carolina Employment Sexual Abuse Attorneys want all survivors of sexual abuse to know they may be eligible to file a lawsuit in civil court against those responsible for their harm — including their employers or the employees of another company.
Filing a civil sexual abuse lawsuit in South Carolina affords survivors justice through the court system, which can result in financial compensation for their injuries and suffering.
Whether you have suffered workplace sexual abuse or were sexually abused as a consumer, visitor, another third party at any company, we can help you hold the business liable for their behavior and ensure the abuse stops here.
How Can I Hold a Business Accountable for Sexual Abuse that Occurred While I Was on Their Premises?
Sexual abuse is truly a crime of opportunity, which means it can happen to anyone, anywhere.
Unfortunately, sexual abuse is often perpetrated by someone we know or trust, which can include employees of businesses we all frequent.
When our South Carolina residents are placed in vulnerable positions while seeking self-care, shopping, or even while traveling, we want each person — no matter their age, race, religion, or gender — to know they have a legal advocate at the David W. Martin Law Group who will pursue the employee and the company for sexual abuse damages.
Common businesses and organizations where sexual abuse is often reported include:
- Physician’s offices, including general practitioners, OB-GYNs, chiropractors, and dentists
- Massage companies, including Massage Envyor similar businesses
- Tanning facilities
- Gyms and sports facilities
- Retail store changing rooms
- Bars and nightclubs
- Public restrooms in malls, restaurants, and retail stores
- School buildings and campuses for all ages
- Offices and warehouses
Business owners owe patrons and visitors a duty of care while they are on their property, and if you have been sexually abused while on their premises, allow our South Carolina employment sexual abuse attorneys to help you pursue the negligent party — or parties — for the financial recovery you deserve to heal.
Can I Pursue My Employer for Sexual Abuse that Occurs at Work?
Sexual abuse is typically performed by someone who the victim knows or someone that they trusted, which is also true in the workplace.
Workplace sexual abuse covers a wide variety of sexual behavior that causes workers emotional or physical harm, which can include allusions to sexual preferences, comments on appearances, intimate references, sexual innuendoes, unwanted advances, indecent proposals, blackmail, and virtually any other type of unwanted sexual contact.
Sexual abuse in the workplace lawsuits can be pursued in civil litigation, which allows the injured party to share their story to help restore their physical, emotional, and psychological dignity and integrity while protecting others by ensuring the behavior not only stops – but that the business or organization is held accountable for allowing the sexual abuse to occur.
When businesses and organizations do not have a strict policy against sexual abuse in the workplace or protocols for reporting sexually abusive behavior, employees are placed in a difficult position to get help.
That is where our employment sexual abuse attorneys in South Carolina can help.
Contact us to schedule a consultation today and learn how we can help you pursue the negligent business owner that allowed your abuse to occur, so you can pursue the damages you may be entitled to, so you can get the help you need.
What Type of Damages Can I Pursue for Employment Sexual Abuse in South Carolina?
Even though a sexual abuse incident can give rise to criminal prosecution, a civil lawsuit is usually the only way survivors can pursue monetary compensation for the harm he or she has suffered.
When sexual abuse occurs inside a business — whether the survivor is an employee, patron, or vendor — a civil suit can be brought against the company and/or property owner, in addition to the perpetrator of the sexual abuse.
The burden of proof is significantly less in a civil trial than in a criminal trial, as it must only be shown that the person is guilty of sexual abuse by revealing it is more likely than not that the sexual abuse occurred.
If you have been sexually abused by a business employee or coworker, contact our skilled South Carolina employment sexual abuse attorneys today to learn about the financial recovery — also called damages — we may pursue on your behalf, so you can get the physical, emotional, and psychological care you may be entitled to for your injuries.
Contact Our Experienced Sexual Abuse Attorneys in South Carolina at the David W. Martin Law Group Today for a consultation
If you have been sexually abused on business property — as an employee, patron, or another third party — in South Carolina, contact our South Carolina personal injury attorneys who can help you hold both the predator and their employer liable for your injuries by calling the David W. Martin Law Group today at (803) 548-2468 to discuss your case.