WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The "supervisor" liability
rule established in Faragher v. City of Boca Raton (524 U.S. 775 )
and Burlington Indus., Inc. v. Ellerth (524 U.S. 742 ) should
apply to harassment by supervisors even if they have no power to "hire, fire,
On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in one
of the key employment cases it will hear this term- Vance v. Ball St. Univ. This
case asks whether one can qualify as a supervisor under Title VII if one is
given any authority to direct and oversee another's daily work, or if
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"...