Sexual Harassment in the Tribunals: The Credibility Gap

The Alternative Law Journa, Vol. 23, No. 5, pp. 211-215, 1998

5 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2009 Last revised: 20 Jun 2018

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Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

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Date Written: 1998

Abstract

The assessment of women's credibility by an independent discrimination tribunals in sexual harassment cases - Briginshaw vs. Briginshaw has been accepted as the precedent for standard of proof to be applied - examination of cases and decisions to determine how language and mythology contribute to an abyss between the victim and the tribunal - women's credibility remains a function of whether or not they conform to conflicting myths or stereotypes.

Keywords: sexual harassment, stereotypes

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., Sexual Harassment in the Tribunals: The Credibility Gap (1998). The Alternative Law Journa, Vol. 23, No. 5, pp. 211-215, 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1511404

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice ( email )

Australia

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