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Supreme Court Preview: VanDeusen and Marsh on Vance v. Ball State University

Excerpt: Note: Case links below are accessible by lexis.com subscribers 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 "supervisor" under...

Who Is a Supervisor under Title VII? (Vance v. Ball St. Univ.)

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 supervisory...

Split Supreme Court Narrows Definition of ‘Supervisor’

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...

Vance v. Ball St. Narrows Employer Liability for Harassment

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...