Au pairs and sexual assault

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Today I am at Au Pair Clearinghouse discussing the recent news about the German au pair who is suing her au pair agency and its representative for fraud, negligence, sexual harrasament, assault and battery, and more. According to the au pair, her host father made sexual advancements and subjected her to abusive behavior. Although the au pair agency, US Au Pair, claimed the the host father in question had passed an extensive background check. it seems as though this complaint was not the first. According to the au pair suing, two previous au pairs had been forced to leave the same host family due to sexual harassment on the part of the host father.

You can read more about the case, as well as tips on how to not become victimized while working as an au pair here.