Since the inception of anti-discrimination laws, the degree to which victims should be compensated has been a subject of debate. Legislators have always been acutely aware of competing pressures in this area. Civil rights advocates have persistently lobbied for generous compensatory awards for emotional distress, while businesses have lobbied just as persistently against these awards which threaten their ability to do business profitably. The result of these competing pressures has been a set of anti-discrimination statutes offering inconsistent remedies.
Madek, Gerald A.
"Tax Treatment of Damages Awarded for Age Discrimination,"
Akron Tax Journal: Vol. 12
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