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Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP | USA | 7 Jul 2011

Talking dirty: Court of Appeal rejects harassment claim based on vulgar speech

In the recent decision Kelley v. The Conco Companies, a California Court of Appeal held that a supervisor's graphic and demeaning sexual comments did not support a claim for same-sex harassment because they were not based on, or made "because of," the plaintiff employee's sex.

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