Case: Hockman v. Westward Communications, L.L.C., 282 F.Supp.2d 512 (E.D.Tex. 2003)
Date: September 18, 2003
Holding: Defendants' motion for summary judgment GRANTED.
COMMENTS: This was a sexual harassment case. Judge Hannah held that the male co-worker's conduct did not affect a term of employment, the employee failed to take advantage of the employer's corrective opportunities; the employer had legitimate, non-retaliatory reasons for transferring the employee, the employer's alleged actions were not "adverse employment actions", the employee did not establish constructive discharge, and the employer's tenure-based pay structure was a legitimate reason for the pay disparity.