A federal appeals court has revived a claim made by an Ohio court staffer alleging that a judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court created a hostile work environment by making sexist and racist comments.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of most of plaintiff Andrea Boxill’s claims against four judges—including First Amendment retaliation and civil conspiracy—but reversed the dismissal of hostile work environment claim against defendant Judge James P. O’Grady.

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