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U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide Discrimination Damages

On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that will significantly affect the amount of money victims of employment discrimination may receive. Former DuPont employee Sharon Pollard, who won a sexual harassment case in 1998, is suing for “front pay” – damages to replace the future earnings she lost as a result of leaving DuPont after the harassment. The Civil Rights Act of 1991 set a limit on the amount of compensatory damages a successful plaintiff may receive; Pollard’s Supreme Court case will determine if that limit applies to front pay or lost wages of the plaintiff.

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Associated Press Ð April 25, 2001

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