2nd Circ. Allows Claim Over Straight Male-On-Male Groping

Law360, New York (February 25, 2013, 8:47 PM ET) -- A straight man can bring a sexual harassment claim against his former boss, another straight man, for unwanted workplace groping and remarks, the Second Circuit ruled Monday, overturning a lower court's ruling that the behavior was not covered by discrimination law.

There is no categorical bar on same-sex harassment claims, and a jury should hear the case, a panel of judges said in a written opinion, reopening a lawsuit lodged by Jeffrey A. Barrows, a worker at fruit and vegetable processing company Seneca Foods Corp., against...
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