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Rodriguez-Hernandez v. Miranda-Velez

132 F.3d 848 (1998)

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Rodriguez-Hernandez v. Miranda-Velez

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

132 F.3d 848 (1998)

Facts

Sandra Rodriguez-Hernandez (Rodriguez) (plaintiff) worked for Occidental International (defendant). During the first four years of her employment, she received positive feedback on her work and received two promotions. Eventually, her job required her to interact with Edwin Miranda-Velez (Miranda) (defendant), an executive for one of Occidental’s biggest clients. Miranda made several sexual advances toward Rodriguez. Rodriquez complained to her superiors about Miranda’s behavior. However, Occidental refused to intervene and stressed that Miranda’s company was an important client. After Rodriguez threatened to directly report Miranda’s behavior to his company, Rodriguez was suspended and eventually dismissed from her job. Rodriguez filed a Title VII action in federal court. At trial, the defense sought to introduce a plethora of evidence relating to Rodriguez’s sexual history. Mainly, the defense asserted that Rodriguez engaged in affairs with married men, was a lesbian, had a venereal disease, and made advances toward Miranda. The trial-court judge ruled that only evidence relating to Miranda and Rodriguez’s work was admissible, barring the remaining evidence pursuant to Federal Rule of Evidence 412. The jury found for Rodriguez, and Occidental appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Lynch, J.)

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