Employers Face Expanded Time Limits For Sex Abuse Suits

Law360 (August 6, 2019, 4:01 PM EDT) -- Recent events continue to turn public attention toward broadening compensation for victims of sexual abuse. Sexual assault and abuse cases are not new, but with social media and constant news cycles, these cases have appeared to be more prevalent. Numerous state laws have recently been amended to allow much larger windows of time in which to file civil lawsuits based on sexual abuse claims.

Abusers come from all walks of life and circumstances, including those who were thought to be trusted individuals, such as teachers, coaches, clergymen, school bus drivers, police officers, daycare workers and medical providers. Organizations that employed such...

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