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Chicago Sexual Hazing Lawyer

If you are a victim of sexual hazing, help is available at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC. Our sexual abuse and assault attorneys are passionate about seeking justice on behalf of survivors of sexual hazing. We can help you understand your legal rights and take action in Chicago for the immense trauma you suffered due to a violent sexual hazing incident. Call (312) 321-8414 today for a free case review.

How a Chicago Sexual Hazing Lawyer Can Help You

Hiring a sexual hazing attorney to represent you can make navigating the legal process easier and more successful. Your attorney can take over confusing legal processes on your behalf, such as investigating the hazing incident, collecting evidence, hiring experts, filing a claim, and negotiating a fair settlement with an insurance company. If your case cannot reach a settlement, your lawyer can take it to trial. Your identity can remain anonymous during your case if desired.

What Is Sexual Hazing?

Sexual hazing refers to sex acts committed during an initiation ritual, such as requiring pledges of a group or organization to engage in unwanted or nonconsensual sexual touching, exhibitionism, or penetration. Sexual hazing often involves dangerous or humiliating sex acts to degrade subjects and establish a hierarchy within a group. It is an extremely dangerous and harmful form of hazing that can have long-lasting ramifications for victims.

Sexual hazing is often shrouded in secrecy and silence. Initiates are put through traumatic induction requirements that may result in physical, mental, and emotional injuries. Then, they are threatened or forced to stay silent using fear of retaliation or negative social stigmas. Many victims do not come forward because they think they need to prove their loyalty to the team or organization being joined. However, hazing that involves sex crimes should be put to a stop and reported immediately.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Sexual Hazing in Chicago?

It may be possible to hold an institution legally and financially responsible (liable) for sexual hazing that takes place on its premises. For example, schools, colleges, and universities have a legal obligation to prevent sexual abuse and assault incidents under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Schools must take steps to prevent sexual hazing of initiates of fraternities, sororities, clubs, and sports teams.

If you suffered from an act of sexual abuse or assault as part of an initiation requirement, you may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit against an institution. This may include a private school, military school, public school district, college or university, sports organization, or the military. An attorney from Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, can identify the potential defendant(s) in your hazing sexual abuse case.

Contact an Experienced Sexual Hazing Attorney in Chicago Today

Sexual hazing is a terrible crime that no recruit should ever have to suffer. At Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, our attorneys are committed to helping victims of sexual abuse and assault – including sexual hazing – seek justice against the responsible parties and collect maximum compensation for their losses.

For more information about a case involving sexual hazing in Chicago, contact us to schedule a free consultation. We have a conveniently located office at 225 W Wacker Dr. Ste. 1650, Chicago, IL 60606.