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Split Supreme Court Narrows Definition Of 'Supervisor'
Posted on 24 Jun 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) 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... Read More

Williams Mullen: U.S. Supreme Court Hands Down 2 Significant Cases for Employers
Posted on 10 Jul 2013 by Williams Mullen

By David C. Burton On June 24 the United States Supreme Court handed down two significant and closely watched decisions affecting employers in Title VII cases. Both opinions came from a sharply divided court splitting five to four in both cases. The... Read More

Lawsuit Claims Discrimination At Louisiana Oil Services Company
Posted on 3 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BATON ROUGE, La. - (AP) About 230 current and former employees at a Louisiana-based oil services company have filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying they were forced to work in facilities where racist graffiti, slurs and discrimination are commonplace.... Read More

Wal-Mart To Pay $440,000 In California Harassment Lawsuit
Posted on 15 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FRESNO, Calif. - (AP) Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $440,000 to settle a federal harassment lawsuit by 10 employees who say they endured ethnic slurs and derogatory remarks on a daily basis while working at a Sam's Club store in Fresno, Calif... Read More

Lawsuit Alleges Ex-NBC Staffer Harassed Over His Heritage
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Workers at NBC maligned a Native American colleague about his heritage by taunting him with a doll in traditional dress and making insulting comparisons to him, he said in a lawsuit Friday. Former studio technician Faruq "Peter"... Read More