Employers and organizations have a legal duty to provide a safe environment. This extends to due diligence in the hiring and supervising of employees and volunteers. When they fail in that duty, employers can literally open the door to sexual predators.
Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., pursues lawsuits for sexual abuse of children or sexual assault of adults that can be traced back to negligent hiring or negligent supervision. Our firm is equipped and willing to sue large and powerful institutions to recover compensation for what our clients have suffered.
We offer a free, confidential consultation to listen to your story and explain your legal rights.
Perpetrators rarely have the personal assets to pay meaningful damages. The lawsuit is against the employer or agency who put the perpetrator in the victim’s sphere. Our firm will pursue action against corporations, governmental bodies, nonprofit organizations and other entities that bear responsibility for enabling sexual assaults, including:
Sexual predators gravitate to occupations or positions where they will have access to victims, especially children or vulnerable adults. They are adept at “grooming” their victims and masking their actions. But that does not let employers and supervisors off the hook.
When we investigate sexual assault and child molestation lawsuits, we examine whether employers had safeguards in place and whether they took their legal obligations seriously. What were the policies for new hires? How rigorous was the background check (if any)? Did the school or camp have “safe person” policies in place so that adults are never alone with a minor? Who was in charge of investigating complaints? What personnel are mandated reporters of suspected abuse? What happened when someone raised a red flag? Have there been previous complaints about the abuser or lawsuits against the organization?
Kennedy Johnson Schwab & Roberge advocates for children, teenagers and adults who have suffered sexual abuse because of the negligence or willful indifference of those in charge of hiring and supervision. We pursue compensation for emotional distress and for the significant costs of psychiatric care and other services to cope with the aftermath.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all Lawsuits for Negligent Hiring and Supervision cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.