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Tort Damages for Sexual Assault – OCA sets at $175,000

Assessing Damages for Sexual Harassment in Civil Tort Claims The Objective The purpose of the damages for the sexual wrongdoing such as assault and battery is not intended solely to compensate purely for physical or mental injuries suffered by the victim. Its goal is broader, intending to “provide solace for the victim’s pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, to vindicate the victim’s dignity and personal autonomy and to recognize the humiliating and degrading nature of the wrongful acts”.[1] The Relevant Persuadors The factors to be considered will include[2]: The...