This article discusses the failure of both common and statute law to provide an adequate remedy for sexual harassment. The author adopts a comparative approach and examines the actio injuriarum of Roman law, which gives a remedy to plaintiffs for impairment of dignity caused by insult. He discusses how case law which has developed under Roman-Dutch law in South Africa has been used to provide a remedy for sexual harassment in a wide range of circumstances and suggests that tort law b e developed along the same lines in Australia.
Bede Harris, A Roman law solution to an eternal problem: A proposed new dignitary tort to remedy sexual harassment. Alternative Law Journal. First Published October 16, 2017.