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Low damage awards for workplace sexual harassment sends wrong message | Stuart Rudner

Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 8:45 AM | By Stuart Rudner

In my previous column, I discussed the Harvey Weinstein scandal and concluded by arguing that, although sexual harassment is not tolerated as it once was, in order to eliminate it from the workplace we have to remove any notion that it’s simply a cost of doing business.

I have also remarked on the relatively low damages awards being handed out for harassment and breaches of human rights.

If significant damages were routinely awarded in egregious cases of harassment and sexual harassment, employers would get the message...