Faragher v. Boca Raton

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June 1998
  • Workplace Equality and Economic Empowerment
  • Litigation Case Document
Legal Momentum was co-counsel in this case with Professor Eric Schnapper.

The Supreme Court rules that an employer is liable for sexual harassment by a supervisor unless it takes "reasonable care" to prevent and stop harassment and offers employees a viable complaint mechanism. This case is important to the continuing effort to free women from sexual harassment at work because it gives employers a strong incentive to adopt meaningful policies against sexual harassment. The Court's opinion is available for download here.