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 ruled June 24, rejecting the Equal Employment...
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...