Unformatted text preview: psychological well-being? Holding: Trial case revered, Judgment for the Appellant Harris. Trial court erred in relying on whether the conduct seriously affected plaintiffs psychological well-being or led her to suffer injury. Reasoning: Conduct that is not severe or pervasive enough to create an objectively hostile or abusive work environment is beyond Title VIIs purview. A discriminatorily abusive work environment, even one that does not seriously affect employees psychological well-being, can and often will detract from employees job performance. So long as the environment would reasonably be perceived, and is perceived, as hostile or abusive there is no need for it also to be psychologically injurious....
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- Spring '11
- Supreme Court of the United States, Forklift Systems, Appellant Harris