Posted: Nov 7, 2007, 9:50 AM
The Court of Appeals recently decided that a man could bring a hostile work environment claim based on the conduct of another male co-worker in Robinson v Ford Motor Co (published on 10/30/07). In Robinson, a co-worker/defendant at Ford Motor Company described his conduct as sexual horseplay by a heterosexual male. This “sexual horseplay” included slapping plaintiff on his buttocks, pinching his nipples, exposing his testicles to another co-worker while grasping plaintiff’s hand and attempting to make plaintiff touch them. You'll have to read the opinion for more of the salacious details.