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Stalnaker v. Kmart Corp.

United States District Court for the District of Kansas
71 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 705 (D. Kan. 1996)


Facts

Stalnaker (plaintiff) sued Kmart Corp. (defendant) alleging sexual harassment by employee Graves. Stalnaker sought to depose several witnesses concerning voluntary romantic conduct or sexually-related activities. Kmart countered that none of the witnesses had sexual involvement with Stalnaker and that any voluntary romantic activities on their part were irrelevant. Kmart sought an order from the court protecting its employees from giving depositions that Kmart alleged would cause them embarrassment and humiliation.

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Holding and Reasoning (Rushfelt, J.)

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  • The procedural disposition (e.g. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.).

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