Desert Palace, Inc. v. Costa Case Brief

Facts of the Case

“An employee, who was her employer’s, Desert Palace, only female warehouse worker and heavy equipment operator, experienced a number of problems with management and her coworkers that led to an escalating series of disciplinary sanctions and her eventual termination. The employee filed against the employer, in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, a Title VII action alleging sex discrimination and sexual harassment. The District Court, although dismissing the sexual-harassment claim, (1) allowed the sex-discrimination claim to go to the jury