Coming forward with allegations of sexual assault, sexual abuse or sexual harassment takes courage and you need legal support from sexual assault lawyers who are passionate about protecting the victims of these traumatic crimes.
Sexual harassment can take many forms: harassed by a coworker, blackmailed by a manager, targeted by a stranger, or even cases where an individual spreads rumors about your sexual history in an effort to tarnish your reputation. But the impact on victims is always devastating, including: reduced productivity at work, lost wages, stress, anxiety, and depression that render you unable to cope.
Sexual assault and rape victims can often feel helpless in the aftermath of their assaults, and sexual abuse cases involving children often force the child to relive the horrific experience. The healing process for sexual assault and sexual harassment victims can be long and costly. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you can seek compensation for the following:
Medical bills, including therapy and counselling
Pain and suffering
Restitution for the impact that the attack has had on your life
Lost income as a result of the attack
Unlike other cases where the Limitations Act places strict timelines on claims, sexual harassment and abuse cases have no definite time limit in Ontario. If you wish to obtain monetary compensation, you will have to take civil action against the perpetrator.
At Hartman Law, our primary goal is to protect victims, especially children. We work with you to help them understand your case, what to expect, and how to proceed. As compassionate attorneys, we always prioritize your privacy, emotional well-being, and financial situation. Our clients can also take comfort in knowing that we never defend parties that have been accused of sexual crimes.