High Court 'Supervisor' Case Will Define Title VII Landscape

Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 10:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to weigh in on which employees qualify as supervisors whose actions can render an employer liable under Title VII, and whether the court adopts a narrow or expansive view, attorneys say its decision will have a sweeping effect on employer exposure in harassment suits.

The high court on Monday agreed to review the Seventh Circuit's dismissal of former Ball State University dining services employee Maetta Vance's claims that she was subjected to a hostile work environment because of her race,...
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