Merrill Beats Ex-Employee's Hostile Workplace Suit

Law360, New York (April 14, 2011, 7:04 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled Wednesday that a Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. employee's allegation that a co-worker raped her at her apartment was not enough to sustain her claim that the financial firm maintained a hostile work environment.

Judge Richard M. Berman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted Merrill and parent Bank of America Corp. summary judgment on claims that the company subjected her to a sexually hostile work environment, intentionally caused her emotional distress and misclassified...
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