In Vera v McHugh, an administrative coordinator for the US Army in Puerto Rico was required to share a small office space with her supervisor. For three months until Rosa Vera moved to another office, plaintiff alleged that her supervisor stared at her, came close to her that she could feel his breath, and moved his chair close to her that their legs touched. When plaintiff showed discomfort at the supervisor's proximity, he allegedly laughed, and blocked her escape from the office. On one occasion, the supervisor called plaintiff "Babe." On these facts, the federal First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment in the employer's favor and held that plaintiff offered sufficient evidence of a hostile work environment to require a trial. Although the court observed that some lack of privacy and personal space is inherent when employees must share office space, the evidence showed that the supervisor "went out of his way to violate Vera's privacy and the integrity of her personal space."