Contemporary Approaches to Compensating Female Tort Victims for Incapacity to Work

Posted: 22 Sep 2011

Date Written: September 22, 2011

Abstract

This article explores the developing area of the compensation of female tort victims. This area has been marked by the under-compensation of female victims. The author examines some of the reasons for this under-compensation. The author also addresses recent attempts by the judiciary to eliminate any gender bias or stereotypical assumptions about women when assessing damages for incapacity to work.

Keywords: Compensation, lost earnings, personal injury damages, sex discrimination

Suggested Citation

Adjin-Tettey, Elizabeth, Contemporary Approaches to Compensating Female Tort Victims for Incapacity to Work (September 22, 2011). Alberta Law Review, Vol. 38, pp. 504-535, 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1932231

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