Supreme Court Hears Supervisor Liability Appeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The "supervisor" liability rule established in Faragher v. City of Boca Raton (524 U.S. 775 [1998]) and Burlington Indus., Inc. v. Ellerth (524 U.S. 742 [1998]) should apply to harassment by supervisors even if they have no power to "hire, fire, demote...

Supervisor Liability – SCOTUS Oral Argument for Vance v. Ball State

I will wait to draft the detailed post once the Supreme Court has actually ruled, but for those who are following SCOTUS oral arguments, one of the big employment cases of this term was heard on Nov. 25. Here is what you need to know about Vance v. Ball State : The issue is whether the "supervisor"...

Vance v. Ball St. Narrows Employer Liability for Harassment

In its prologue to yesterday's Supreme Court opinion in Vance v. Ball. St. Univ. [pdf] [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], Justice Alito, writing for the five-member majority, frames the importance of the issue facing the Court: Under Title VII, an...

VanDeusen on Vance v. Ball State University: Supreme Court Defines "Supervisor" In Title VII Harassment Cases

Excerpt: In Vance v. Ball State University [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, resolved an issue that has split the federal appellate courts in harassment cases: who is a "supervisor" under Title VII of the...