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Purposeful ignorance of sexual harassment is no liability shield

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that a supervisor’s purposeful ignorance of workplace sexual harassment did not shield the employer from liability, and reinstated a former court officer’s claim that her supervisor was aware of the harassment and did not take appropriate action. Duch v. Jakubek, Second Cir., no. 07-3503, ...