Minnesota Supreme Court Adopts Federal Sexual Harassment Liability Standard

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The Minnesota Supreme Court adopts the federal liability standard for supervisor sexual harassment suits brought under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, rejects the Eighth Circuit?s definition of ?supervisor? as too narrow, and confirms that when an employee sexually assaults a coworker, the employer will be liable for the assault only if the plaintiff proffers some evidence that the assault was foreseeable.

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