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Workplace Slur Harassment Ruling A Warning To Employers

Law360, Philadelphia (July 19, 2017, 7:38 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit's recent decision that a single use of a racial slur, rather than pervasive conduct, can sustain a workplace harassment claim sends a clear warning to employers to preempt potential liability by providing training to prevent even one-off incidents from happening in the first place, attorneys say.

The ruling on Friday revived a lawsuit from a pair of former contractor workers with Chesapeake Energy Corp. as it clarified that the standard to be met for asserting a valid harassment claim was whether the treatment...
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