I Can't to I Kant: The Sexual Harassment of Working Adolescents, Competing Theories, and Ethical Dilemmas

69 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2006  

Jennifer Ann Drobac

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Abstract

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.

Keywords: sexual harassment, juveniles, employment, legal theory, Kantian ethics

Suggested Citation

Drobac, Jennifer Ann, I Can't to I Kant: The Sexual Harassment of Working Adolescents, Competing Theories, and Ethical Dilemmas. Albany Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=932905

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