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Sexual Harassment or Abuse in Places of Public Accommodation

November 12th, 2019 Posted by Abuse, Sexual Harassment 0 comments on “Sexual Harassment or Abuse in Places of Public Accommodation”

In January 2019, the Washington Supreme Court affirmed Floeting v. Group Health Cooperative, a 2017 decision finding that the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) provides protection against sexual harassment or abuse in places of public accommodation. 

What is WLAD (Washington Law Against Discrimination)?

Simply put, an employer can be held directly liable when one of its employees or agents sexually harasses a customer, student, or patient. Previously, victims seeking to hold an employer liable would need to prove facts showing they negligently hired, supervised, or trained the employee; the employee’s past conduct made the misconduct foreseeable; the misconduct occurred while the employee was performing work duties; or the employer participated in the misconduct. The WLAD allows victims to bypass these all-too-often insurmountable hurdles. 

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Statute of Limitations for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

March 15th, 2017 Posted by Abuse 0 comments on “Statute of Limitations for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse”

Children are amongst the most vulnerable members of our society. They need support, care and supervision. Sadly, too many children are taken advantage of by those responsible for their care. Even more troubling is the severity of this breach of trust. Studies show that children who have been sexually abused repress these memories.  It is a common coping mechanism that allows them to survive their tortured environment. Often times it is not until years later that these individuals come to realize that they were victims of childhood sexual abuse. Those afflicted have been repressing these memories and suffering harm their whole lives. How are they to know whether they are covered under Washington’s statute of limitations of childhood sexual abuse?Continue Reading Statute of Limitations for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

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