Unrequited love from a customer? Act fast to stop it.

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At a bank in Oregon, teller Jennifer was approached repeatedly by a customer who asked for dates, brought her flowers and wrote her love letters. She rejected him, but he didn't let up.

In response, Jennifer's boss suggested she transfer to a different branch; but it offered fewer hours. He didn't ban the customer. Finally, Jennifer quit and sued. A federal court said Jennifer could bring the harassment case to trial because the bank had punished Jennifer with economically disadvantageous transfer offers instead of fixing the...

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