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Manic Monday: Who’s the Boss?

Last week, the District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied, in part, the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System's Motion for Summary judgment in a racially hostile work environment claim. The plaintiff, Kevin Knudsen, brought a reverse race discrimination claim arguing that the Board allowed his subordinate to "foster a racially hostile work environment." The reverse race-discrimination claim presented an additional "unique factual twist" which "very few courts ever . . . faced," how to deal with a claim of hostile work environment created by a subordinate. The case is available here.

Topics: Manic Monday