Sexual Harassment

Two former female employees who alleged they had been sexually harassed sued a manufacturer of housewares and assorted products. The former employees claimed they were offended by the comments contained in a radio broadcast played in the office by co-workers. According to the claimants, the co-workers continued to listen to the particular radio station despite repeated requests to turn it off or change the station. Although employers often allow personal radios to be played in the workplace, they might not expect claims of sexual harassment to arise from such a seemingly innocuous circumstance. Defense costs in this case were $325,000.

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