Can a Michigan School Sex Abuse Victim Sue Abusers Themselves?
Any sexual contact between a child and a school employee is inappropriate, regardless of consent.
This can include direct contact between a student and teacher, or a situation where a teacher or other staff member turns a blind eye to sexual abuse by another person on school property.
Because Michigan schools always have a duty to keep their students safe, any instance of sexual abuse that occurs on campus grounds may implicate the school as being negligent in a lawsuit.
Additionally, the school can be held accountable even when a teacher engages in sexual relations with a student off the school property.
If you were sexually abused as a student, you may be able to sue both the teacher and the school.
The employer of the teacher or other school employee may be held liable for the assault under the legal theory of Respondeat Superior.
However, these cases may require proof that the school district or supervisors knew or should have known of the sexual predatory tendencies of the school staff member.
This is often established by the evidence of previous complaints about the teacher or circumstances which gave rise to suspicious behavior but were ignored.
We believe Michigan school sex abuse victims—and the families who suffered with them—deserve justice and potential compensation for their injuries.
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Michigan School Sex Abuse Information To Prepare Communities
What is the status of Michigan’s statute of limitations on child sexual abuse reporting and reparations?
A new bipartisan legislative package follows several sexual abuse scandals at a few Michigan universities in recent years and has been introduced that would allow Michigan school sex abuse survivors more time to sue until they turn age 52
Under a federal law, schools have the power to protect students from abuse:
They may be able to offer counseling;
Change their class schedules;
Assist with school work or exam schedules;
Change campus housing arrangements; or,
Remove the perpetrator from the school.
More about protections intended to prevent Michigan school sex abuse:
Learn what your school can do to help;
Ask for the teacher serving as abuse coordinator;
Contact info is on the school’s website or student handbook;
Teachers must notify the abuse coordinator about assault; and,
They are required to contact the police about the assault.
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Victims of Michigan school sex abuse deserve to get justice and potential compensation for injuries from the school systems and administrators who cared for the school’s reputation before the victims’ health.
Michigan School Sex Abuse FAQ: Questions About Personal Injury
Is the Michigan statute of limitations on child sexual abuse really that bad?
The statute of limitations on child abuse cases in Michigan is ranked as one of the worst in the country, particularly for Michigan school sex abuse victims—previously for first-degree offenses, there was no time limit on when a crime can be prosecuted.
What is the language of the current law?
Victims are allowed to pursue civil cases until the age of 28m, or three years from “the date the individual discovers (or, through the exercise of reasonable diligence should have discovered) both the individual’s injury and the causal relationship between the injury and the criminal sexual conduct”.
How would the new proposal help survivors?
The legislation would help hold institutions accountable and would require that survivors are informed of their right to access advocates, attorneys, counselors, and other supports as they navigate through the reporting process.
How would a victim begin the process of filing a Michigan school sexual abuse claim?
We believe Michigan school sex abuse victims and their families deserve justice and potential compensation—starting by requesting a free, private case review with our experienced legal team.
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