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Posted By DAM Firm | July 26 2019 | Clergy Abuse

Catholic Church Child Protection Policy

In 2004, largely in response to a Boston Globe expose on the subject, Church officials released the long-awaited Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. This 30-page document has been revised and updated several times, most recently in 2011. Sexual abuse incidents, and the associated cover-ups, have rocked the Catholic Church in recent…

Posted By DAM Firm | July 25 2019 | Clergy Abuse

Modern History of Clergy Abuse

Sexual abuse includes any words or actions which are designed to gratify the abuser’s desires at the expense of the survivor’s self-esteem. Such abuse is especially common in unequal relationships, like clergy-parishioner and teacher-student. Legally, the institution which employs the abuser is usually responsible for damages. In clergy abuse cases, the Catholic Church is usually…

Posted By DAM Firm | July 24 2019 | Clergy Abuse

What is Clergy Abuse?

Reports of large-scale child sexual abuse in Catholic churches, like the 1,300-page report issued by a Philadelphia grand jury in August 2018, dominate the clergy sexual abuse headlines. The allegations themselves are disturbing enough. Even worse, there is evidence that Church officials quietly condoned this type of activity for many, many years. Yet statistically, such…

Posted By DAM Firm | July 22 2019 | Workers Rights

Workers’ Compensation When Working From Home

In California, all employers with one or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. The state’s workers’ compensation system enables all injured or ill employees to obtain financial benefits without the burden of proof. An employee can receive compensation for medical bills and some lost wages with almost no questions asked. Thousands of residents in…

Posted By DAM Firm | July 15 2019 | Personal Injury

California Jaywalking Laws

Jaywalking is a common term for a pedestrian crossing the street at a place that is not an intersection or crosswalk. Although California law does not specifically use the term jaywalking, it prohibits crossing the road at any place except in designated locations. If a vehicle strikes a jaywalking pedestrian, the pedestrian could be wholly…

Posted By DAM Firm | July 1 2019 | Workers Rights

What Is a Supplemental Job Displacement Voucher?

In the state of California, after an employee suffers on-the-job injuries it is up to the discretion of a doctor to determine if the worker requires any work restrictions or accommodations to return to work. The employer must consider these restrictions if the employee returns to work. In some cases, the employee is unable to…

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