Harassment and Abuse at High School and College
Talk privately with a Utah attorney who can help you
We trust teachers, professors and school administrators to be role models and to provide the education children expect and deserve. That’s why sexual harassment or cases involving abuse and assault by educators or school officials can be so upsetting.
Knowing what to do next when dealing with such a sensitive situation can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you’re not alone. Salt Lake City attorney Randy M. Andrus has been dealing with complex abuse cases for more than three decades throughout Utah.
At the Andrus Law Firm, we understand the severity and the complexity of these situations. That’s why we want to meet privately with you to learn more about your case. That way, we can answer any questions you might have and explain all the legal options available to you.
Types of student harassment cases
Harassment cases involving teachers, professors or school administrators can cover a wide range. Some of the most common cases involving sexual harassment of high school or college students include teachers, professors or school officials:
- Making offensive comments to students
- Telling inappropriate jokes to students
- Asking students out on dates
- Showing students inappropriate material
- Making a quid pro quo offer or request for favors in exchange for a higher grade
- Threating to fail a student if they refuse to perform inappropriate acts
Most schools, colleges and universities have very strict rules and regulations prohibiting sexual relations between students and staff members – even if the student is over 18 years old. If the student is under the age of 18 years old in Utah, they are not legally old enough to give consent to an adult.
Types of student abuse cases
Abuse cases involving teachers or school administrators can cover a wide range, including:
Student abuse is serious crime that demands strong legal action. That’s why we want to meet with you at your earliest convenience. We realize abuse cases can be very traumatic. It is important to take legal action as soon as possible – for your sake and the sake of fellow students. Otherwise, this abuse may continue, involving yourself or other students.
How can an attorney help me?
There are many reasons why it’s important to consult with an attorney if you or one of your children has been harassed or abused by a teacher, professor or school official. These reasons include:
- The abuser may deny doing anything wrong.
- The abuser may claim you made up the incident.
- The school, college or university claims they never knew the abuse was happening.
- The school, college or university disputes the validity of your claims.
- The school, college or university will likely hire an attorney to defend the teacher’s actions.
You don’t have to take on school officials or administrators on your own. Our legal team can be there for you, every step of the way. We thoroughly understand Utah’s harassment and abuse laws. We know how to thoroughly investigate these claims. As your attorney, you can count on us to make sure your voice for justice is heard loud and clear.
You’re not alone. We believe you. We want to hear from you.
No student should ever have to live in fear of being harassed or abused in the classroom or anywhere on school grounds. Elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities should be safe spaces where students can learn and thrive intellectually.
You can count on Salt Lake City attorney Randy M. Andrus and his legal team – including his wife, Cynthia – to take your concerns seriously and work with you to hold the abuser – and the school or college they work for – accountable for their actions.
Take the first step. Contact our law firm and schedule your free consultation. All your conversations with us are confidential and private. We simply want to help you through this difficult time in your life.