A plaintiff in a hostile work environment case who claims that her boss’ sexual innuendo was offensive and humiliating cannot block the jury from hearing about the dirty jokes found on her own workplace computer, a federal judge has ruled.
In such cases, U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter found, the plaintiff’s own sense of humor — in her e-mails with co-workers and friends — may be relevant to the jury’s inquiries about whether she would be offended by her boss’ attempt at salty humor.
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