Court: E.D.Va

A recent decision, Carroll v. Amazon Data Services, Inc., No. 1:21-cv-01177 (RDA/TCB), 2022 WL 3161895 (E.D. Va. Aug. 8, 2022), illustrates that even workplace conduct that is, by most measures, unpleasant does not necessarily give rise to an actionable “hostile work environment” claim that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From…

Read More Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Hair Comments and Touching (While Troubling) Was Not Actionable Under Title VII
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In Sarraj v. Northern Virginia Electric, 2022 WL 2820553 (E.D.Va. July 18, 2022), the court, inter alia, dismissed plaintiff’s hostile work environment claims based on race, age, and sex. Initially, the court held that plaintiff – who is over 40 and Iraqi-Kurish – did not sufficiently allege an race and age-based hostile work environment claim,…

Read More Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment Claim Dismissed; Single Comment Insufficient
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