Court Denies Continental's Request to Prevent Employee From Introducing Expert Testimony in Support of Her Sexual Harassment Claim

Gregory S. Schaer, a Monmouth County based New Jersey Employment Attorney located in Manalapan, represented the employee in a lawsuit against their employer alleging claims of gender discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation.

In Blakey v. Continental Airlines, Inc. , 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22074 the employee sought to introduce testimony of certain expert witnesses including Jan Salisbury who is a leading authority on sexual harassment in the workplace and on organizational practices regarding the prevention and resolution of sexual harassment in the workplace.

The court denied Continental’s request to prevent the employee from allowing Ms. Salisbury testifying on behalf of Captain Blakey, holding that expert testimony on the issue of what an employer can do to prevent and address incidents of sexual harassment could assist the jury in determining whether Continental had an effective program to prevent and remedy sexual harassment. The court held that Ms. Salisbury would be permitted to testify as to the general policies and practices a Company may undertake in an effort to be effective in preventing and addressing allegations of sexual harassment.

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  1. Blakey v. Continental Airlines, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22074 (D.N.J. 1997)