High Court Declines to Test ‘N-Word’ In Hostile Work Claims

May 17, 2021, 1:36 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider whether a Dallas County hospital system should face hostile work environment claims from a Black former employee claiming he was subjected to the N-word etched on a workplace elevator and swastikas drawn on a storage room wall, both of which were allowed to remain after he’d complained about them.

The justices on Monday said they won’t consider whether the highly offensive reference to a Black person is severe enough to send a case filed under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to a judge or jury to decide. The court also ...

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