I was served today by my county sheriff's department in regards to a client I had back in 2016. She has filed a civil suit on myself and the company I worked for at the time. She stated in the brief that I made her feel uncomfortable and sexually battered her during the session. I have not nor have ever done such a thing. I am thankful no charges are being pressed but it's my livelihood and reputation on the line. I have never ever put any of my clients at risk. I make a point to let them know that they are to disrobe as much as they feel comfortable, and I always ask what areas are they needing help with. She stated that she completely disrobed and that the sheet she was covered with, that I removed. It never happened. she also said that I applied too much pressure and caused her injury with which she needed medical attention for. She was never completely disrobed. she actually had on a slip when I came back in the room, and she was completely covered and draped. I never ever did to her what she stated I did. In the complaint, she stated I used a technique I never used.. My employer was served and so was I. I am curious to know what steps I should take next?
Talk to your employer at that time as they will probably hire a lawyer to represent you since you were their employee.If not get your own but make sure you file a timely answer!
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You need to hire an attorney. Your employer may have insurance that covers this claim, and the insurance company may hire an attorney to represent both you and the employer. Whatever you do, do not let the time pass for the answer to the lawsuit to be filed.
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This is a civil suit, and not a criminal case. If the business had liability insurance, the complaint and summons should be immediately sent to your insurance agent. If there was no liability insurance coverage at the business, you must hire a defense attorney to defend this suit.
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