Hazards of Hazing
When people hear the word “hazing,” they most likely think of college sororities and fraternities. While those stories may be the ones most frequently publicized, hazing incidents can occur in any number of social settings, including the workplace.
If you or someone you know has been victimized by hazing, you deserve compensation for your losses. Contact Cincinnati hazing injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today to discuss your legal options. Call 513-321-7733 today and schedule a free initial consultation.
Examples of Hazing
Hazing consists primarily of peer pressure during initiation rituals or ceremonies. In order to “prove themselves,” new members are forced to partake in a number of heinous or egregious activities, such as:
- Physical abuse (hitting, slapping, forcing to endure or partake in painful activities)
- Psychological abuse (repeated verbal abuse, such as demeaning or derogatory comments)
- Emotional abuse (public shaming)
- Sexual abuse or exploitation
- Forced consumption of alcohol or food
Hazing is a barbaric practice that should not be tolerated. In many cases, hazing can escalate from innocent fun to dangerous and hurtful abuse. Regardless of the social setting, hazing is a hazardous activity that should be reported and handled accordingly.
If you have suffered injury because of a hazing incident, you need legal representation. You may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, trauma, property damage, or wrongful death of a loved one. Contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC at 513-321-7733 to discuss your case.