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Dawson v. Entek International, No. 09-35844, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (January 10, 2011)

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Gay Male Worker's Harassment, Retaliation Claims Reinstated

Ogletree Deakins • February 08, 2011
A federal appellate court recently reinstated a lawsuit brought by an employee who claimed that he was subjected to unlawful harassment based on his sexual orientation and fired in retaliation for reporting the misconduct. According to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the company had adequate knowledge of the alleged harassment before it terminated the employee. Furthermore, the court found that the "temporal proximity" between the worker's complaints and his discharge justified allowing the worker to proceed on his retaliation claim. Dawson v. Entek International, No. 09-35844, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (January 10, 2011).