Compassionate Legal Representation for Survivors of Workplace Sexual Assault and Abuse
The #MeToo movement has called attention to the prevalence of sexual assault, and the emotional toll it takes on survivor’s lives. Statistics indicate that a disproportionately large percentage of this occurs in the workplace– leaving victims feeling humiliated, ashamed, and confused about their rights to speak up and seek justice.
If you have been the victim of sexual assault in the workplace, you don’t need to suffer alone. Reach out to Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP, to speak with a compassionate Dallas sexual assault victim lawyer about your rights. Our dedicated attorneys leverage a combined 65 years of experience helping abuse victims recover fair compensation against their perpetrators.
A civil lawsuit can seek monetary damages for physical and psychological injuries– including reparations for lost income, diminished earning potential, damage to relationships, mental anguish, and related medical expenses.
Employee sexual assault and abuse can take many forms, but one thing remains constant in these situations: the victim is never to blame. The attorneys at Crowe Arnold & Majors will bring every resource to bear to ensure your voice is heard. Let us advocate on your behalf and fight for the personal injury compensation you truly deserve.
Civil Claims for Sexual Assault
According to the anti-sexual violence organization RAINN, the term “sexual assault” can include any sexual behavior or conduct that occurs without the victim’s explicit consent. Assault can include, but is not limited to:
- Non-consensual fondling or touching
- Forcing someone into sexual acts
- Sexual penetration of the victim’s body
- Attempted rape
- Threatening someone into a sexual act
Examples of Sexual Abuse at Work
Sexual assault at work can be committed by a co-worker, a supervisor, or even a customer. Our workplace sexual assault lawyers are committed to holding abusers and their enablers accountable.
Many victims are afraid to speak out for fear of losing their jobs. With proper legal guidance, survivors can hold perpetrators liable for their behavior. A civil lawsuit may be warranted if:
- An individual sexually forced themselves onto you without consent
- You were sexually groped or penetrated without permission
- An individual exposed themselves to you for sexual gratification
- An individual forced you to perform or watch a sexual act
Sexual Assault in Restaurants and Fast Food Establishments
Workplace sexual assault and abuse is not an industry-specific issue, but there are some environments where it is more common. An example of this is the service and hospitality-based industries, where turnover rates are high, and the majority of managers and supervisors are men.
The prevalence of sexual abuse in the restaurant industry has drawn scrutiny and concern in recent years. More than 70 percent of restaurant servers are women, and the average restaurant worker is teenaged, female, and working for a male supervisor.
A Glass Floor survey found that 34 percent of female restaurant employees– working primarily for tips– quit their jobs after encountering unwelcome sexual behavior in the workplace. The restaurant and hospitality industry are the entry-point into the workforce for thousands of young women. Unfortunately for far too many, their first job is often associated with unsolicited sexual behavior and assault.
Employees in lower-paying positions, like hotel cleaners or fast food workers, often experience this because they feel they do not have the power to confront or push back. Sexual assault by your boss is never acceptable. Explore your options for legal recourse with a Dallas personal injury lawyer at Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP.
Negative Impacts of Employee Sexual Assault
It is not only the physical and emotional health of victims at stake. Sexual assault in the workplace is linked to several negative ramifications, such as:
- High absenteeism rates
- A decline in team performance
- Lower productivity
- High turnover rates among workers
- Decreased morale
- Lower commitment to the organization
Workplace Sexual Assault Attorneys Serving North Texas
There are specific time limits for filing a civil lawsuit based on sexual assault in Texas. If you experienced any sexual misconduct at your job, consult a personal injury lawyer at Crowe Arnold & Majors as soon as possible, and report the incident to authorities. We offer powerful legal guidance– attuned to the sensitive nature of these cases. The initial legal consultation is free, and any discussion remains confidential and without obligation to proceed.