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SCOTUS Adopts a Workable Definition of “Supervisor” Under Title VII

By · July 2, 2013 · 2013 Ark. L. Notes 1098
In categories: Business Law, Civil Litigation, Labor and Employment Law, Snapshot

The following is an excerpt from the author’s blog:

In Vance v. Ball State University, a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Alito and delivered on June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court held that, for the purpose of determining an employer’s liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), an employee is a “supervisor” only if he or she is empowered by the employer to take “tangible employment actions” against the victim. The Vance decision overrules several lower courts and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which had previously ruled that an individual who merely directs the daily activities of another employee is a “supervisor” under Title VII.

The remainder of the post is available at the People Business Blog.

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