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Workplace Issues: Manager’s boorish behavior not gender-based

A defense against a sexual harassment case by arguing that the male supervisor is simply a bad manager who cannot get along with anyone -- not just women -- can succeed. The case is Dotel v. Wal-Mart Stores, 2016 U.S. App. Lexis 749, decided on Jan. 14, 2016. Under Title VII, a plaintiff must produce enough evidence ...