Customer’s Solicitation of Male Manicurist Enough to Establish Hostile Work Environment

February 24, 2022 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Lisa V. Ryan, J.D.; Partner, COOK|BROWN LLP

A recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision handed an employer a partial win — for discrimination but not harassment.

In this case, plaintiff Vincent Fried, a manicurist in a salon at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, alleged he was fired while female manicurists involved in the same incident that led to his termination were not fired, so he sued his former employer for sex discrimination, harassment and retaliation (Fried v. Wynn Las Vegas, LLC, 18 F.4th 643 (9th Cir. 2021)).

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