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In an empty stockroom, a male foreman attempted to intimidate a female employee by grabbing her in a bear hug and frightening her. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that this incident was best described as the foreman’s retaliation against the employee who had previously filed complaints about what she perceived as sexually harassing conduct. Therefore, the employee could not use the stockroom incident to justify what was ultimately an untimely filing of charges alleging a sexually hostile work environment. ( Heuer v. Weil-McLain , 7th Cir.)

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