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Zetwick v. County of Yolo, 14-17341

In an action under Title VII and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, in which county correctional officer alleged that the county sheriff created a sexually hostile work environment, the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants is reversed where: 1) a reasonable juror could conclude that differences in the sheriff’s hugging of men and women were not, as the defendants argued, just 'genuine but innocuous differences in the ways men and women routinely interact with members of the same sex and the opposite sex.' and 2) the district court's contrary conclusion may have been influenced by application of incorrect legal standards.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/02/23




  • United States Ninth Circuit


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