Sexual Assault

The Sexual Assault Centre reports that one in three women and one in six men will experience some form of sexual violence in their lives. It took a lot of courage to come forward, and the lawyers at Harris Law will guide you through the whole process to get you the compensation you deserve and help you heal from this difficult experience.

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    What constitutes sexual assault in Ontario?

    The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region reports that sexual assault is a term that encompasses things from inappropriate touching or kissing to forced sexual contact and non-consensual sex. However, it does not have to be physical actions, it can also include threats, intimidation, privacy breaches, revenge porn and repeated sexual jokes or comments.

    Is there a statute of limitations?

    In Ontario, there is no longer a statute of limitations when it comes to sexual assault civil cases. This means you can file a lawsuit even years after it happened, but the evidence can expire and become unusable the longer you wait. It is advisable to take action as soon as you can to have the best shot possible at recovering the compensation you deserve.

    The lawyers at Harris Law are here to help you and will work hard to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us immediately for more information, or to meet with a lawyer to discuss your claim.