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High Court Won’t Consider Hostile Work Environment Limits

Dec. 7, 2020, 2:38 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear arguments in a case where a worker claimed the bar was too high for her claim of a hostile work environment.

The justices on Monday said they won’t take up Jennifer Paskert’s case against Auto Smart, where the sales associate said that she faced sexual harassment when her boss made sexist and suggestive jokes, and on one occasion she experienced unwelcome touching.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled in December 2019 that while the manager’s behavior was improper, it wasn’t severe or pervasive enough to establish a claim of a ...

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