The b-word, w-word, and c-word lose court case

Ingrid ReevesAn federal court in Atlanta ruled that gender-based profanity can create a hostile work environment. See also here.

The lawsuit was filed by Ingrid Reeves (photo on right) at C.H. Robinson Worldwide trucking firm in Birmingham. Her co-workers regularly used the words “bitch,” “whore” and “c—” to describe women, often embellished by the F-word. The profanity included discussions of women’s anatomy as well as an image of a naked woman on a computer.

The sad thing is, the same type of lawsuit was filed by another woman against the same company the year before.
eleventh circuit court of appeals


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