9th Circ. Tosses Harassment Claim Against Construction Co.

Law360, New York (April 1, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT) -- A Nevada-based construction contractor dodged a sexual harassment claim by its former project manager assistant claiming a co-worker asked her to don a French maid outfit to clean a construction site trailer, after the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that she did not show "severe and pervasive" harassment in her workplace. 

The appeals court panel affirmed a lower court's ruling against Jennifer Westendorf's sexual harassment claim against the West Coast Contractors of Nevada Inc., ruling that the comments by her supervisor and a co-worker — who allegedly...
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