A Roman law solution to an eternal problem: A proposed new dignitary tort to remedy sexual harrasment

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Abstract

This article discusses the failure of both common and statute law to provide an adequate remedy for sexual harassment. The author adopts a comparative approach and examines the actio injuriarum of Roman law, which gives a remedy to plaintiffs for impairment of dignity caused by insult. He discusses how case law which has developed under Roman-Dutch law in South Africa has been used to provide a remedy for sexual harassment in a wide range of circumstances and suggests that tort law be developed along the same lines in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-205
Number of pages6
JournalAlternative Law Journal
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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