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Unformatted text preview: ferences deduced from it, taken in the light most favorable to the nonmoving party, could not sustain a verdict for the party moved against. See Ortlieb v.
Butts, 849 So.2d 1165, 1168 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003); Tenny v. Allen, 858 So.2d 1192, 1195
(Fla. 5th DCA 2003). Where there is conflicting evidence or different reasonable
inferences may be drawn from the evidence, then the factual issues must be submitted to
the jury. Tenny, 858 So.2d at 1196.
 An employee may assert a claim for sexual harassment under section 760.10,
Florida Statutes (2002). "The Florida Civil Rights Act is patterned after Title VII, and
therefore federal case law regarding Title VII is applicable." Castleberry v. Edward M.
Chadbourne, Inc., 810 So.2d 1028, 1030 n. 3 (Fla. 1st DCA 2002). Specifically, section
760.10, Florida Statutes (2002), provides:
(1) It is an unlawful employment practice for an employer:
(a) To discharge or to fail or refuse to hire any individual, or otherwise to discriminate
against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of
employment, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
handicap, or marital status.
To establish a prima facie case of hostile work environment sexual harassment, a plaintiff
must establish: (1) he or she is a member of a protected group; (2) he or she was the
subject of unwelcome sexual harassment; (3) the harassment occurred because of his or
her sex; and (4) the harassment was sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the terms and
conditions of his or her employment. Breda v. Wolf Camera & Video, 222 F.3d 886, 889,
n. 3 (11th Cir.2000). Additionally, "the employee must show that the employer knew or
should have known of the harassment and failed to take remedial action." Castleberry,
810 So.2d at 1029-30. Eckerd does not dispute that Natson proved a prima facie case of
sexual harassment. 257  Eckerd asserted as an affirmative defense to Natson's sexual...
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