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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Important Title VII Supervisor Liability Case

Posted in Sexual Discrimination
Previously, we noted here that the U.S. Supreme Court had granted certiorari in Vance v. Ball State University, et al. and agreed to decide who is a “supervisor” for the purposes of employer liability under Title VII. More specifically, the question presented is: Whether, as the Second, Fourth and Ninth Circuits have held, the Faragher… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Supervisor Liability Under Title VII

Posted in Pregnancy Discrimination, Race / National Origin Discrimination
In Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, 524 U.S. 775 (1998), and Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 524 U.S. 742 (1998), the United States Supreme Court decided that employers are vicariously liable for severe or pervasive workplace harassment on an employee by his or her supervisor. Currently, there is a circuit-split over who is a… Continue Reading