6th Circuit COA Revives Lawsuit Claiming Sexual, Racial Harassment by Ohio Judges - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Aug 29, 2019

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has partially reinstated a lawsuit alleging four state court judges in Ohio conspired to dissuade female employees from reporting discriminatory practices by those judges, Forbes reports. Plaintiff Andrea Boxill submitted several grievances claiming she was the victim of continued sexual and racial harassment and ultimately filed suit against one of the judges in 2016 after her issues were not addressed. Boxill’s lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice by U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Watson on the grounds of failure to state a claim. 6th Circuit judges Danny J. Boggs, Raymond M. Kethledge and Jane Branstetter Stranch reversed the district court’s dismissal of Boxill’s hostile work environment claim and remanded the case for further proceedings.