Interesting confluence of workplace harassment law and the
mgraber at GVPT.UMD.EDU
Fri Jun 9 17:30:38 PDT 2000
In many tort cases, persons receive damages based on future expectations. Say a student sues a popular professor for sexual harrassment. If the court agrees that sexual harrassment takes place, would it be appropriate to consider as part of the damages the professor is expected to pay compensation for the fact that the student is likely to be shunned by many of those professor's devotees and colleagues. Notice this solution respects the right of all not to socialize with the student in question, but recognizes that this is part of the damage from sexual harrassment and gets the right person to pay.
Mark A. Graber
mgraber at gvpt.umd.edu
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