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Consider Faragher v. City of Boca Raton and answer the following question:
1. Do you think there was a hostile workplace violation?

2. Do you think the conduct alleged by Faragher happens frequently in the workplace?

3. What did you think of the case?

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Facts of the Case:
After resigning as a lifeguard, Beth Ann Faragher brought an action against the City of Boca Raton and her immediate supervisors, alleging that the supervisors had created a sexually hostile atmosphere by touching, remarking, and commenting. Faragher asserted that this conduct constituted discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The District Court concluded that Faragher's supervisors' conduct was sufficiently serious to alter the conditions of her employment and constitute an abusive working environment. The court then held that the city could be held liable. In reversing, the en banc Court of Appeals held that Faragher's supervisors were not acting within the scope of their employment when they engaged in the harassing conduct, that ...

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Personal opinion regarding Faragher v. Boca Raton and personal opinion on such conduct in the workplace