Exantus v. Harbor Bar & Brasserie Restaurant, 2010 WL 278611 (3d Cir. July 14, 2010) – In this case, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a plaintiff cannot demonstrate a hostile work environment in violation of Title VII by alleging that his fellow employees and his direct supervisor engaged in isolated incidents when they called him a “Haitian F*ck.” Although the court acknowledged that the comment is “indeed unpalatable and inappropriate,” it said the incidents appear to have been isolated, rather than pervasive and severe.

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