Some of the judges deciding a woman's harassment claim against her employer for allowing lewd sex talk in the office resorted to code in Tuesday's oral argument, debating with lawyers whether "the b-word," "the c-word" and "the f-word" could amount to discrimination. But other judges were more explicit, and the full court argument at the 11th Circuit was hardly dull. At issue was whether the law allowed the woman to bring her case even if the language wasn't necessarily directed at her but was about women in general.
In Code and in Specifics, Judges Debate Lewd Office Talk
October 7, 2009