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Harris v. Forklift

Significance, Harris Files A Lawsuit, Discrimination By Any Other Name, Justice Clarence Thomas, Further Readings


Teresa Harris


Forklift Systems, Inc.

Appellant's Claim

That she was sexually harassed by the owner.

Chief Lawyer for Appellant

Irwin Bennick

Chief Lawyer for Appellee

Stanley M. Chernau

Justices for the Court

Harry A. Blackmun, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor (writing for the Court), William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, David H. Souter, John Paul Stevens, Clarence Thomas

Justices Dissenting



Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

9 November 1993


The Court found that Teresa Harris did work in a sexually abusive environment.

Related Cases

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  • DeAngelis v. El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association, 51 F.3d 591 (1995).
  • Ascolese v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, 902 F.Supp. 533 (1995).
  • E.E.O.C. v. Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America, Inc., 990 F.Supp. 1059 (1998).
  • Etter v. Veriflo Corporation, 67 Cal.App.4th 457 (1998).


The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1994. Mahwah, NJ: Funk & Wagnalls, Corp., 1993. http://www.capitaloutlook.com/

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