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Federal Appeals Court Explains How Explicit Music Can Contribute to Hostile Work Environment

  • August 08, 2023

Zack Anstett, Jeremy Locklear, and Jonathan Crotty wrote an article on about a federal appeals court providing a warning to employers about the risks of allowing explicit music to be played aloud at work. The court held that violent and misogynistic music could contribute to a hostile work environment claim.

"This ruling offers valuable lessons to employers and their human resources teams, highlighting the importance of adopting effective policies related to music in the workplace, as well as promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion," they wrote.

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