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Title:'That gear stick is not your husband's p----.': why the dissent in 'Vance v. Ball State University' got it right, and a comparison of the law of employer vicarious liability for sexual harassment in the United States and South Africa
Author:Behravesh, Justin
Year:2014
Periodical:East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (ISSN 1021-8858)
Volume:20
Issue:2
Pages:338-367
Language:English
Geographic terms:South Africa
United States
Subjects:trials
jurisprudence
sexual offences
Abstract:The quote in this article's title was allegedly said to a female truck driver by her male lead driver during a training he was conducting with her. Under the United States Supreme Court's June 2013 decision of 'Vance v. Ball State University' the woman driver's employer could not be held vicariously liable for the trainer's actions, as he would not qualify as her 'supervisor'. This article argues why this case was incorrectly decided and then proposes an alternative, based in part on recent law developments in South Africa. Notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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