Court Rules That Experiences of Other Women in the Workplace are Relevant to Employee's Claim for Sexual Harassment

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 Continental Airlines sought to prohibit Captain Blakey from introducing certain evidence at trial including photographs that were found in the workplace following her complaints and to exclude testimony by other female pilots who did not work with Captain Blakey but had similar complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace.

In denying Continental’s request, the court held that the experience of other female pilots of Continental were relevant to Captain Blakey’s claims. Additionally, the court held that pornography removed from Continental’s planes was also relevant to demonstrate a “pervasive and severe” pattern of pornography on Continental’s aircraft.

To speak with an experienced New Jersey Employment Law Attorney, contact the Law Offices of Gregory S. Schaer, LLC, conveniently located in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

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