Overruling the Jury: Duncan v. GMC and Appellate Treatment of Hostile Work Environment Judgments
10 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2011 Last revised: 10 Aug 2011
Date Written: January 30, 2006
In 2002, the Eighth Circuit reversed a one million dollar jury award to the plaintiff in a sexual harassment suit against General Motors Corporation. This reversal demonstrates the danger of appellate review of such verdicts, limiting sexual harassment verdicts to the lowest common denominator in that circuit.
Keywords: Employment discrimination, sexual harassment
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