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Single incident can create hostile work environment, 4th Circuit rules in O.C. case

A single incident of on-the-job harassment – if “extremely serious” – can leave an employer liable for having a hostile work environment, a federal appeals court has ruled in reviving a lawsuit brought by a black Ocean City waitress who claims she was fired after complaining of being called a “porch monkey” by a white supervisor.

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