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“Me Too” Evidence Gets Boost in California Courts

Suppose you are a plaintiff in a sexual harassment lawsuit and you want to show that other women were also harassed by the same manager when you weren’t in the room or even employed by the employer. This evidence could significantly bolster your case. A pattern of discrimination is arguably more persuasive for a jury than a single instance–and more difficult for an employer to refute.

Well, now a California Court of Appeal has expanded the ability of sexual harassment plaintiffs to introduce what’s become known as “me-too” evidence. It ruled recently that such evidence is admissible to show discriminatory intent and to impeach the harasser.

To read more about the case and its implications, click here.