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Urban Outfitters Worker to Get Trial on Sexual Harassment Claims

Dec. 19, 2017, 6:02 PM

A jury must decide if Urban Outfitters did enough to protect a sales associate in Manhattan from being sexually harassed by customers, including one man who videotaped the employee under her skirt, a federal judge ruled.

That incident and a second one involving a customer who tried to put his thumbs in Tatiana Swiderski’s mouth and then licked her cheek were severe enough to be sexual harassment, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said Dec. 18. It partly rejected Urban Outfitters’ argument that because Brian McCabe, the store’s loss prevention agent, seized the first customer’s...

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