Minn. High Court Says Lewd Remarks To Both Genders Not OK

Law360, New York (May 24, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT) -- A trial court erred by finding that a business owner's alleged lewd treatment of female workers didn't amount to a hostile work environment because he directed sexual comments at men as well as women, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Minnesota's highest court said the trial court had dropped the ball by finding that three women who sued Two Harbors Fish Co. and BWZ Enterprises had not been subjected to harassment that was actionable under the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

The trial court mistakenly grounded its...
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