Vance V. Ball State: What Makes One A 'Supervisor?'

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 1:11 PM EST) -- On Nov.  26, 2012, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Vance v. Ball State University, which presents the important question of who constitutes a “supervisor” for purposes of employer liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The outcome of this case will likely impact not only how Title VII harassment cases are litigated but also how employers structure their workforce and develop policies regarding workplace harassment.

Employer Liability for Harassment Under Title VII

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