sexual assault

Alleged Sexual Abusers: 52 Former New Jersey Boy Scout Leaders Appear in BSA “Perversion Files”

Alleged Sexual Abusers: 52 Former New Jersey Boy Scout Leaders Appear in BSA “Perversion Files”

Child sexual abuse is a heinous crime, especially when the perpetrator is someone in a position of trust. Priests, teachers, coaches, and Boy Scout leaders often have one-on-one access to vulnerable young people and crimes are committed.

New Jersey Extends Statute of Limitations for Victims of Sexual Abuse

New Jersey Extends Statute of Limitations for Victims of Sexual Abuse

New Jersey recently made it easier for victims of sexual abuse to file civil actions against their attackers. The recently-signed legislation extends the statute of limitations in civil actions to the victim’s age 55 or 7 years after the victims realize their abuse, whichever is later.

New York City’s Revised Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Law Has Broad Application

New York City’s Revised Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Law  Has Broad Application

 Almost one year ago, the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio. This comprehensive legal package addresses sexual harassment in the workplace. An important component of the legislation expanded the City Human Rights Law for gender-based harassment by increasing the statute of limitations from one to three years.