Split Supreme Court Narrows Definition Of 'Supervisor'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An employer is vicariously liable for an employee's harassment only if that employee is given the power by the employer "to take tangible employment actions against the victim," a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 24, rejecting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's definition of "supervisor" (Maetta Vance v. Ball State University, et al., No. 11-556, U.S. Sup.).

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