Not all sexual harassment cases and sexual assault cases involve employment situations. While the Federal Laws that protect against sexual harassment only apply to employment situations, there are Alabama state law claims that victims of sexual harassment and assault can bring in certain circumstances.
Our firm recently represented a victim of sexual assault by a physician. Under Alabama law, when a person in a position of authority and trust violates another individual there are civil claims available to the victim. These claims include civil assault, battery, tort of outrage, intentional infliction of emotional distress, wantonness and negligent supervision, hiring and retention of employees.
As recent events have confirmed, people in power often abuse that power. There have been multiple events of sexual harassment and sexual assault involving nearly every profession: corporate executives, physicians, police officers, pastors, teachers, and others. The only way to change this behavior and turn the tables is to end the silence and fight back.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual harassment or assault in the workplace or by a person in a position of trust and authority, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation. We can help you fight back and take charge of the situation. Please call our Birmingham Sexual Assault lawyer at (205) 588-0699 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.