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12/1/03 - Supreme Court

Supreme Court Decides to Answer New Sex Harassment Question

The Supreme Court says it will decide whether workers who quit their jobs have the same protections against sexual harassment as those who are fired.

A former Pennsylvania police dispatcher claims that her male bosses told dirty jokes and urged her to perform sex acts. Nancy Suders says she quit after enduring persistent harassment, arguing that she felt she had no choice but to resign.

Many businesses are closely watching the case, fearing that if Suders' lower court victory is upheld, it could open the door to more lawsuits by ex-employees.

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