In Oregon, an institution can be held liable if the conduct related to the abuser’s job duties was an outgrowth of their work responsibilities. For example, a teacher who abuses a student under their supervision, an ambulance attendant who sexually touches a patient, or a clergy member or Boy Scout leader who abuses one of their charges.
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The law regarding when the company or institution can be held liable for an employee’s sex abuse varies state by state, and is dependent upon the relationship of the parties. We have handled cases involving coaches and students, psychiatrists and their patients, employers who abused employees, and doctors who inappropriately touched their patients. Our lawyers have also handled cases where security personnel spied on people in dressing rooms.