Friday, November 20, 2009

11th Cir. Miserly Construction of Title VII

Scales No more jumps out of the page and slaps you in the face, but the Eleventh Circuit still does not think that a worker often called ‘boy’ established a racially hostile environment.

In Alexander v. Opelika Pub. Schs., No. 08-11014 (11th Cir. 11/10/09), a public school employee in Alabama who allegedly was called “boy” eight times over two years and heard a supervisor comment about a noose did not present sufficient evidence to survive summary judgment on his racial harassment claim.

If we're lucky, the 11th Circuit's miserly construction of Title VII will be slapped down again by the Supreme Court.

Hat Tip: Hank Leland


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Posted by: Tom Crane | Nov 20, 2009 7:22:47 AM

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