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Fourth Circuit holds that employers can be found liable for customer conduct in hostile work environment case

Jennifer E. White, Esquire
June 6th, 2014
By: Jennifer E. White, Esquire

Last month, a split panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals published an opinion with significant implications for the adjudication of hostile work environment claims under Title VII and Section 1981. The decision, Freeman v. Dal-Tile Corp., No. 13-1481 (4th Cir. Apr. 29, 2014), expands employer liability to include a customer’s actions against an employee and, according to the dissent, without regard for the extent to which the alleged discriminatory conduct permeated the employee’s actual work environment.

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