Abrasive and impolite comments by a manager or co-workers may make for an unpleasant workplace, but if it’s directed toward everyone, it’s not actionable under the state Law Against Discrimination, an appeals court says.

On Wednesday, the Appellate Division affirmed a trial judge’s ruling that there was no gender discrimination at play in the vulgar and dismissive language at an auto dealership where the plaintiff was the sole female employee.

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