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Unpleasant, Off-Hand Comments Did Not Force African-American Employee to Quit, Court Holds

An African-American woman who described her employment as “satisfying” and a “great experience” in her resignation letter could not prove a hostile work environment/constructive charge claim (that is, that workplace harassment was so severe, based on her race, that she was forced to quit), the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.

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Employers May Be Held Liable for Workplace Sex Gossip

A federal appeals court has held that false rumors about a female employee sleeping with her male boss for a promotion can subject an employer to liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”).

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Fifth Circuit Decision Highlights Importance of Harassment Reporting Policies

This week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the summary judgment dismissal of an employee’s claim that he experienced a hostile work environment because of his disabilities—namely, stuttering and anxiety problems. The decision rests on the plaintiff’s failure to internally complain about alleged harassment, and shows just how important workplace reporting policies are. 

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