Ninth Circuit Rejects "Paramour Preference" Liability
Arising From Supervisor's Affair Wit...
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Ninth Circuit Rejects "Paramour Preference" Liability Arising From Supervisor's Affair With Another Employee Maner v. Dignity Health, ___ F.4th ___, 2021 WL 3699780 (9th Cir. 2021) William "Bo" Maner worked as a biomedical design engineer in the obstetric and gynecological laboratory of Dr. Robert Garfield for several decades. Shortly after he joined the lab, Maner learned that Garfield and another researcher (Dr. Leili Shi) were engaged in a long-term romantic relationship. After Maner's position was eliminated based upon his poor performance and the lab's lack of funding, he filed a complaint alleging Title VII sex discrimination in which he asserted