Monday, March 12, 2012

California Supreme Court Holds Principals And Supervisors Accountable For Sex Abuse

The Los Angeles Times (3/9, Dolan, 630K) reports, "Students who are sexually abused by school employees may sue public districts if their administrators ignored warning signs or failed to monitor the employees, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday." California Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar wrote that "school principals and other supervisors 'have the responsibility of taking reasonable measures to guard pupils against harassment and abuse from foreseeable sources, including any teachers or counselors they know or have reason to know are prone to such abuse.'"

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