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Vance v. Ball State University (lexis.com subscribers may access Supreme Court briefs for this case ) addresses an
issue that has split the federal appellate courts in harassment cases: who is a
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
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...