A woman who sued her employer for allowing a hostile workplace cannot pursue her claim based on two separate incidents where she accidentally saw pornography that her male coworkers were viewing on company computers. However, the court ruled that she could pursue a claim based on the overall environment in which women were continually denigrated, called names, and placed in sexual situations.
An employer may be held liable for vehicular manslaughter committed by an employee after hours. An employee became intoxicated at a company party and then later, after he had returned home and then left again, crashed into another car, killing the driver. The parents of the victim may sue the employer because the employee was acting within the scope of his employment when he got drunk.
New York’s high court has ruled that an employer’s around-the-clock tracking of an employee’s movements was unreasonable. The court ruled that while an employer can track an employee’s movements without a warrant in some cases, the tracking was excessive in this specific case.