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House File 4459, authored by Majority Leader Joyce Peppin, R-Rogers, aims to lower the bar on sexual harassment litigation. (File photo: Kevin Featherly)
House File 4459, authored by Majority Leader Joyce Peppin, R-Rogers, aims to lower the bar on sexual harassment litigation. (File photo: Kevin Featherly)

In the Hopper: Severe or pervasive; Human Rights cuts

A House bill, meant to nudge courts away from a “severe or pervasive” standard for judging whether sexual harassment cases can survive beyond summary judgment, is moving ahead.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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