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EEOC loses bid to expand who can be a victim of sexual harassment

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EEOCLately, the EEOC has been actively pursuing more sex discrimination and sexual harassment claims—and seeking ways to expand who can make those claims. That effort ran into a roadblock recently when it lost a big case before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.

The EEOC intervened in a case where an employee had lost her lawsuit before a jury, but appealed without an attorney’s assistance.

Recent case: Ellen worked as a nurse at Temple University’s medical center. Most of her co-workers were other female medical professionals.

Ellen was terminated after allegedly making a mistake involving administration of medication.

She had previously filed numerous complaints with HR and then with the EEOC in which she claimed to have been the victim of sexual harassment. She alleged not only that she had been forced to work in a sexually hostile environment, but that she also was retaliated against for her complaints, suggesting that the me...(register to read more)

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