August 29, 2017 / 9:29 PM / a year ago

6th Circuit tosses bias claim against 'immature' Ohio prosecutor

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed claims that an elected county prosecutor in Ohio allegedly created a hostile work environment for women by brandishing an assault rifle, unevenly enforcing office rules, and popping bubble wrap to make women “shake and jump.”

In a 2-1 decision, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect workers from “a boorish, callous, condescending, or overbearing supervisor.” Former office worker Pamela Daniels failed to show that Pike County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Junk was any more than that, the court said.

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