Tag Archives: Supervisor Definition

Score One for Employers — The Supreme Court Narrowly Defines “Supervisor” for Harassment Cases

On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a long awaited decision in Vance v. Ball State University defining what it means to be a “supervisor” in the context of unlawful harassment claims. As we have previously reported on multiple occasions, the question of what it means to be a supervisor under the law … Continue reading this entry

Are You My Supervisor?

Late last month, the Supreme Court considered whether and when a co-worker can be deemed a supervisor for purposes of evaluating if the employer is strictly liable for that person’s harassment of another employee. As we reported in the July 9, 2012 edition of Labor & Employment Law Perspectives, the Supreme Court agreed to hear … Continue reading this entry

Supreme Court Will Review Supervisor Definition Under Title VII

On June 25, 2012, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal in the case of Vance v. Ball State University, Case No. 11-556. The issue in Vance is whether an employee who directs the work of other employees, but who does not have the authority of a traditional supervisor, can still be … Continue reading this entry