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Improper ‘Me Too’ Evidence Undoes Oregon Worker’s Harassment Win

July 30, 2020, 7:11 PM

A former surgical technologist at an Oregon spine center must try again with allegations that the owner sexually harassed her because another employee’s “me too” evidence was improperly admitted during trial, a state appeals court ruled.

The decision Wednesday overturned H.K.'s roughly $1.4 million August 2016 jury win against Spine Surgery Center of Eugene LLC and Dr. Glenn Keiper, the center’s owner and medical director. The trial court mistakenly allowed H.K. to present testimony from and state labor department records pertaining to another employee who alleged Keiper sexually harassed her too, the Oregon Court of Appeals said.

That proof—which is...

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