We should not forget, however, that our laws make harassment unlawful if it’s based on membership in any protected class.
A federal jury in Detroit just provided employers a very real reminder of this fact.
It tagged Ford Motor Co. with a $16.8 million verdict. The plaintiff, a former Ford engineer, proved that the automaker created a hostile work environment based his Arab background.
The Detroit Free Press fills in the details:
“There was a high-level executive at Ford Motor Co. that my client reported to … that would berate