Fifth Circuit Court Case Questions Employer Responsibility when Employees are Harrassed by Clients

Are employers responsible for protecting employees from sexual harassment? A recent case from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals seeks to answer that question. In Gardner v. CLC of Pascagoula, LLC., a former CNA asked the court to decide if her former employer, an assisted living center, should be responsible for the extreme harassment she endured from a patient, harassment that eventually led to injuries requiring time off work to recuperate, and to her dismissal from her job. Click here to find out why the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's judgment in favor of the assisted living center in this case.