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Just one racial slur in the workplace could be enough for a harassment lawsuit, according to a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which highlights what needs to be alleged for workplace discrimination claims to survive the pleadings stage. A three-judge panel of the circuit determined plaintiffs need to show that harassment is “severe or pervasive,” rather than “severe and pervasive.” So, what does this ruling mean for harassment lawsuits?

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