Sexual Harassment Law Blog


New Hope for Child Sexual Assault Survivors in New York

New Hope for Child Sexual Assault Survivors in New York

Last year, Governor Andrews Cuomo signed into law legislation that dramatically extends the time period for survivors of childhood sexual assault to sue for damages. The Child Victims Act (CVA) also allows claims against the institutions who may be responsible for the abuse. In this post we will...

No Statute of Limitations for Military Rape, Per Supreme Court

No Statute of Limitations for Military Rape, Per Supreme Court

On December 10, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-0 that military rape cases have no statute of limitations. A prior statute of limitations was five years. According to the ruling, a member of the military accused of rape between 1986 and 2006 can still be charged. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the...

Workplace Sexual Assault vs Sexual Harassment

Workplace Sexual Assault vs Sexual Harassment

Workers can sue for both sexual assault and sexual harassment that occurs in the workplace. That’s true in all fifty states. But the state in which you work may be critical in determining how long you have to sue and how much you can collect in damages. This post looks at Texas but these same...

Were You Sexually Assaulted as a Child in California?

Were You Sexually Assaulted as a Child in California?

New California Law Offers One Time “Look back” for Minors Who Were the Victims of Rape, Incest, Sexual Assault or Abuse
[Posted updated 2021] Until January 2020, minors who were victims of sexual assault in California had a very limited window in which to file lawsuits against...

Teacher Rapes Two Students – Oklahoma Rape Laws Post

Teacher Rapes Two Students – Oklahoma Rape Laws Post

A junior high school English teacher and coach in Sallisaw, Oklahoma was charged with rape. Twenty nine year old Brandy Lynn Foreman was arrested after Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office deputies determined they had probable cause to charge with having sex with two teenage...

How Long Do I Have to Sue for Sexual Assault?

How Long Do I Have to Sue for Sexual Assault?

“How much time do I have to sue for sexual assault” is a question we are frequently asked. And, unfortunately, there is no one size fits all answer.
The period in which one may commence a lawsuit for sexual abuse or sexual assault is known as a statute of limitations. These laws...