Sexual Abuse Victim Attorneys – Cifarelli Law Firm in Irvine CA

Signs of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Children are often placed into the care of adults who parents and guardians have trusted to keep them safe. Tragically, this trust can be misplaced, giving predators access to children when they are without support or real adult supervision. Oftentimes, child sex predators hide in plain sight, masquerading as youth pastors, den parents, and teachers. …

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Limited Success Removing the Secrecy Surrounding Sexual Harassment Claims in California

Advocates for the rights of victims of sexual harassment have battled against practices that restrict public disclosure of misconduct by offenders. Conditioning settlements in sexual harassment cases on the victim agreeing to a non-disclosure provision a settlement agreement and the inclusion of a mandatory arbitration clause in employment contracts are two methods corporations and other …

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What Does a Lawyer Look for During a Sexual Harassment Consultation?

State and federal laws protecting individuals against inappropriate, gender-related conduct at their places of employment cannot be effective unless the victim is willing to report it. If you are subjected to sexual harassment at your workplace, you might be unsure of the legal rights and remedies available to you. A consultation with an attorney experienced …

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Failing to Report Sexual Assault Does Not Mean It Did Not Happen

The recent Senate hearings that ended with the confirmation of the newest member of the Supreme Court focused national attention on unreported sexual assaults. The news and social media exploded with theories about why sexual assault victims might not report an attack and speculation about the trustworthiness of accounts of sexual assault from a victim …

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Compensating the Victims of Sexual Violence

A sexual assault occurs in this country every 98 seconds with 60,000 children and more than 321,000 individuals 12 years of age and older becoming victims each year. Each sexual assault and abuse victim reacts differently to it. There could be physical injuries requiring medical attention, but it is the hidden, psychological and emotional harm …

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California Legislature Seeks to Strengthen Laws Against Workplace Sexual Harassment

Media attention given to sexual harassment allegations by women in the entertainment industry cast a spotlight on a problem that has been around for quite a long time. The “Me too” phrase that has become a viral sensation throughout social media was actually created in 2006 by a victim of sexual assault. The woman who …

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Hearings on Nominee to US Supreme Court Take up Sexual Assault Issue

It appeared as though the only thing left for a Senate panel to do was vote on the nominee for a position on the Supreme Court when allegations of a sexual assault that occurred 30 years earlier came to light. The assault is alleged to have occurred when both the nominee and his accuser were …

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Steps to Take If You Are a Victim of Workplace Sexual Harassment

The prevalence of stories in the media about sexual harassment in the workplace is an indication of the magnitude of the problem. An online survey concluded that 81 percent of women have been victimized through sexual harassment, and another survey focusing on workplace harassment revealed that one in five women have been subjected to harassing …

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Screening Coaches to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports Organizations

The prosecution and conviction of the team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University on charges of sexually assaulting more than 160 young athletes rocked the nation in part because it had gone on for decades before he was ultimately brought to justice. The problem of children and young adults being sexually abused by …

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Men Who Are Victims of Sexual Harassment Have Rights, but Not Enough of Them Come Forward

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports it received 6,696 complaints last year of sexual harassment in the workplace, which should not be surprising given the public outcry and media attention in recent years to politicians, corporate executives, entertainment moguls and others accused of misconduct. More women have come forward thanks in large measure to …

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