Fired Worker Can't Use #MeToo To Revive Harassment Suit

Law360 (July 12, 2018, 8:49 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge ruled Wednesday that a former AT&T store employee can’t reopen a sexual harassment suit against AT&T Mobility Inc., finding that the shift in culture after the Harvey Weinstein scandal does not qualify as new evidence in her case.

U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp shot down an attempt by Taylor M. Ballard, who worked at an AT&T store in a New Jersey mall, to revive her suit, which claimed that she was forced out of the job after being repeatedly sexually harassed by a manager.

After Judge Shipp granted summary judgment in favor of AT&T in...

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