In a rare win for a plaintiff alleging employment discrimination, the 11th Circuit has held that a woman can bring a harassment claim for language not referring specifically to her. The plaintiff contends that she was subjected to sexually offensive language -- words like "bitch" and "whore" -- on a daily basis in her job at C.H. Robinson Worldwide. One expert said the decision is important partly because it indicates that the pervasiveness of harassment, as opposed to the severity, can carry a claim.
11th Circuit OKs Suit Based on Sexual Language in Office
May 5, 2008