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Directions in Sexual Harassment Law$
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Catharine A. MacKinnon and Reva B. Siegel

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300098006

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300098006.001.0001

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The Rights of Remedies

The Rights of Remedies

Collective Accountings for and Insuring Against the Harms of Sexual Harassment

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Directions in Sexual Harassment Law

Judith Resnik

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the burden of knowing that workplaces have not yet been transformed to understand that all persons within are equally dignified and entitled workers, even despite the powerful insights, the scores of lawsuits and complaints, and the many regulations promulgated by governments and private entities. Commentators have raised concerns that judges and juries impose too exacting or the wrong standards for liability, and that they fail to recognize when plaintiffs have met their burdens. The massive investment of time and resources by individuals and institutions that both the lawsuits and the regulations represent has not yet shielded others from having to attempt anew to reduce inequality in workplaces. Other developments of the last two decades have also raised new challenges for those concerned about equality at work.

Keywords:   workplaces, entitled workers, standards for liability, plaintiffs, investment, inequality in workplaces

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