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Castleberry v. STI Group, 3d Circ., No. 16-3131, July 14, 2017.

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Single Racial Slur Enough for Hostile Work Environment, Says 3rd Circuit

XpertHR • August 13, 2017
A supervisor's single use of the "n-word" is sufficiently severe to support a hostile work environment, racial harassment lawsuit, a federal appellate court has ruled. In Castlebury v. STI Group, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals explained that the proper standard to apply in hostile environment cases is whether discrimination is severe or pervasive, rather than pervasive and regular.

Can a single use of a racial slur constitute illegal discrimination? One court says . . . maybe.

Ogletree Deakins • August 01, 2017
After being sued for race discrimination, an employer/company filed a motion to dismiss the claims against it, arguing that a single use of the n-word was not sufficient to state a claim for hostile work environment.