I Can't to I Kant: The Sexual Harassment of Working Adolescents, Competing Theories, and Ethical Dilemmas
Jennifer Ann Drobac
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Albany Law Review, Forthcoming
This Article offers a unique theoretical foundation for prohibiting the sexual harassment of working adolescents by adult co-workers. After analyzing the socio-legal treatment of sexuality, the Article reviews classic philosophical perspectives on juvenile capacity and new psychosocial evidence concerning adolescent development. It weaves this information with Kantian ethics to synthesize a customized legal theory to address the sexual harassment of minors and adolescent "consent" to sex with an adult co-worker. With more than seven million adolescents in the American workforce and new sexual harassment cases involving teens filtering through the courts, this Article is both timely and important.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 69
Keywords: sexual harassment, juveniles, employment, legal theory, Kantian ethics
Date posted: September 26, 2006