In a rare win for a plaintiff alleging employment discrimination, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a woman can bring a harassment claim for language not referring specifically to her.

Plaintiff Ingrid Reeves contends that she was subjected to sexually offensive language — words like “bitch” and “whore” — on a daily basis in her job as a transportation sales representative. Reeves sued C.H. Robinson Worldwide, a Minnesota-based logistics company, which employed Reeves in its Birmingham, Ala., branch office from 2001 to 2004.

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