As a parent, we put our children in the hands of others as they go to daycare, preschool, school or even child care. In the event of sexual abuse, the law imposes serious and significant punishment. Florida law also provides the victim of sexual abuse with the rights to bring a civil action against the perpetrator and, if applicable, his or her employer. Florid law will, in most cases, hold the employer of the perpetrator vicariously liable for the wrongs of its employee. Vicarious liability is a form of a strict, secondary liability that arises under the common law doctrine of agency, also referred to as "respondeat superior". Simply put, the employer is responsible for the acts of its subordinates. It is also well recognized in Florida that a daycare, preschool, or school owes your child a fiduciary duty. A fiduciary duty is a legal duty to act solely in another person's interests.