A Kiss in the Caribbean Results in a Lawsuit in New York

, New York Law Journal


In his Employment Issues column, Philip Berkowitz of Littler Mendelson writes: These days, U.S. employers may be sued for alleged sexual harassment that occurs anywhere in the world, if the employee is a U.S. citizen. But in a recent Southern District case, the plaintiff employee was employed not by the defendant, but by a local Netherlands Antilles company, which was, in turn, a subsidiary of a Bermuda company, of which the defendant was also an affiliate.

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