Texas Supreme Court to review workplace rape victim case
Posted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
The Texas Supreme Court is expected to review a case of a woman in Plano who was sexually assaulted by her boss, and the decision could set a serious precedent for similar cases in the future, an article of the Dallas News reported on November 4.
Reports said the Supreme Court will review the case of a plaintiff identified as B.C., who filed a lawsuit against her Steak ‘n Shake boss. The lawsuit, which identified the restaurant as a defendant, concerns a unique Texas ruling that employers cannot be sued for greater monetary damage by employees who have been victims of sexual assault. Employees who are suing their employers for sexual assault claims can receive a maximum of $300,000 worth of damages, unlike those who have been victims of aggravated assault in the workplace. Legal experts opined that sexual assault victims in Texas should be given rights to fight for further damages. B.C.’s case is expected to be reviewed by the Texas Supreme Court this week.
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