As a Personal Injury Law Firm, we think it’s important to keep people educated about news in our industry that might affect them. And while most people don’t think about sexual harassment until it hits close to home, the behavior has become commonplace on college campuses.
Why is quantifying sexual harassment on college campuses so difficult?
The reported number of sexual harassment cases on college campuses has risen over the last decade. Despite that increase in reported cases, it is the view that sexual assault on college campuses is not an issue serious enough to make significant changes. Sexual assault on college campuses is a significant issue and looking the other way isn’t helping matters.
Are colleges and universities taking sexual assault claims seriously?
As more and more high profile collegiate athletes are being accused of sexual assault it is becoming apparent that the money generated from these athletes is superseding the claims of victims. This story of a Baylor student’s experience with her university’s community is eye opening.
Despite the increased numbers of sexual assault claims, the figures could be much higher.
Sexual assault cases are reaching pandemic levels on America’s college campuses, but there are so many cases the public never hears about. The reasons for not reporting sexual assault vary, but research by the Bureau of Justice lends insight into why victims aren’t reporting sexual assault.
For over three decades, Owen, Patterson & Owen, expert Southern California attorney, have been helping clients reach their maximum potential settlements in their sexual harassment cases. If you have been a victim of sexual harassment and have questions about what to do next, please contact us or call us at 800-676-5295.