5th Circ. Boots Construction Worker's Award In Harassment Suit

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Friday tossed a $300,000 court award for a straight construction worker who accused a Louisiana company of sexual harassment because he was teased with gay epithets, but it did not reach a decision on whether a claim exists under Title VII for similar acts.

In a narrow ruling, the appeals court dismissed the trial award against Boh Brothers Construction Co. LLC in a case the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought in 2009. It held there was no evidence that the worker...
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