“He looked right at my ‘whatever’ and sniffed,” said Mendoza, who still lives in Miami. “It was disgusting. How would any woman feel?”
Some people may think this was a made-up story to make money off the company, she said.
“It was not a story,” Mendoza said. “It was a nightmare. I had to quit because it was making me sick. Nobody has to be humiliated like that.”
The four dissenting judges predicted the ruling would keep legitimate sexual harassment claims from being heard by juries in the future.
“When we raise the bar as high as the majority does today,” Judge Gerald Tjoflat wrote, “it becomes more likely that we will miss the more subtle forms of sex discrimination that may still infest the workplace and make it more difficult for women, especially, to participate on terms of equality with their male counterparts.”