Teacher/Student Sexual Harassment

California Civil Code section 51.9 protects students from sexual harassment by their teacher. If you our your child has suffered from sexual harassment at the hands of a teacher, tutor, coach, mentor, or member of school staff, the laws in California provide protection and allow for compensation for the severe trauma and damages this type  Read More …

Doctor/Patient Sexual Harassment

California Civil Code section 51.9 protects patients from sexual harassment by their doctor. If you have suffered from sexual harassmnet at the hands of a doctor, nurse, therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, or other healthcare professional, the laws in California provide protection and allow for compensation for the severe trauma and damges this type of abuse causes.  Read More …

Are Counselors Bound to Report Sexual Harassment Incidents on Campus under Title IX?

By Timothy Broderick, Lawyer at Broderick Saleen Law Firm Confidential communications with bona fide psychological counselors are protected under the university policy as well as under the ethical rules of confidentiality for psychologists.

Are Counselors Bound to Report Sexual Harassment Incidents on Campus under Title IX?

By Timothy Broderick, Lawyer at Broderick Saleen Law Firm Confidential communications with bona fide psychological counselors are protected under the university policy as well as under the ethical rules of confidentiality for psychologists. A major exception to the confidentiality for communications to psychologists is if the counseled party is a threat to themselves or others.  Read More …

Beyond the Criminal Case: Lawsuits for Sexual Abuse of Children Against the Perpetrator and the Perpetrator’s Employer

Emotional scars from child sex abuse and molestation can last a lifetime.  While perpetrators of child sex abuse can be punished through the criminal courts, victims can also file civil lawsuits for sexual assault and abuse of a child.  In addition to suing the perpetrator, victims can hold schools and companies responsible for their negligent  Read More …