*Max Sun is a 2023 summer associate with Troutman Pepper and not admitted to practice law in any jurisdiction.

Q: Can sexually graphic, misogynistic music played in the workplace be considered sexual harassment even if it is not directed at a particular employee and found offensive by employees of both sexes?

A: Yes. On February 9, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded in the case of Sharp v. S.S. Activewear that sexually explicit, misogynistic music broadcasted throughout the workplace can constitute sex-based harassment in violation of Title VII.Continue Reading Musical Harassment: Ninth Circuit Finds Offensive Music in the Workplace Can Constitute Sexual Harassment