School Sex Abuse

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.



If you are a victim of sexual abuse, you can break the silence and remain anonymous. In criminal cases, your real name is used before the Grand Jury and with regard to any indictment or trial. But in civil cases, initials or “Jane Doe” are often used in formal filings with the Court, preserving your safety and privacy.

Over the years, we have represented dozens of victims. None of our clients have had their identity revealed to the public without their explicit permission. Some have chosen to identify themselves because of the particular circumstances of their case.