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.

April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Helping Someone Who Confides That They Have Been Sexually Assaulted

April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month:  Helping Someone Who Confides That They Have Been Sexually Assaulted

The statistics are horrifying: Every 92 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted. Do the math – that works out to more than 321,000 victims age 12 and above every year. (statistics from the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network RAINN)

Flight Attendants Claim Drugged Sexual Assault by Pilots: JetBlue Airlines Sued

Flight Attendants Claim Drugged Sexual Assault by Pilots: JetBlue Airlines Sued

A chance meet-up in Puerto Rico by JetBlue flight attendants and pilots ended with sexual assault of two of the flight attendants by one pilot, according to a lawsuit recently filed in a New York federal court.

The suit also accuses JetBlue of inaction after the incident was reported last year, soon after the alleged assault occurred. 

Nondisclosure Agreements in Sexual Harassment Cases Are Out the Window for New Jersey Employers

Nondisclosure Agreements in Sexual Harassment Cases  Are Out the Window for New Jersey Employers

Under a bill recently signed into law, New Jersey employers cannot force workers to obey nondisclosure agreements when they settle a sexual assault, sexual harassment or discrimination claim. The support for this legislation was overwhelming in the Legislature as well as from Governor Murphy who signed it into law.

Governor Murphy Sexual Assault Case Update: Victim Files Suit

Governor Murphy Sexual Assault Case Update: Victim Files Suit

Katie Brennan has filed a lawsuit against the state of New Jersey, accusing it of using its policy for workplace discrimination to hide an alleged sexual assault from Governor Phil Murphy. The lawsuit further alleges that the state used the same policy to silence the alleged victim.