The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has held that an employer can hold supervisors and managers to higher standards of conduct than rank-and-file employees....more
In This Issue:
- The Definition of “Supervisor” Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Who Owns Your Twitter Account?
- Excerpt from Who Owns Your Twitter Account?
Do you have a Twitter...more
Maine employers should be aware the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine has held that supervisors cannot be held individually liable under the Maine Human Rights Act (MHRA) or the Maine Whistleblower's Protection Act (MWPA). See...more
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....more
In This Issue:
- FEATURE ARTICLES
Supreme Court Emphasizes Supremacy Of Federal Arbitration Act and
Honest Belief Inadequate Defense In CFRA Interference Claim.
- NEWS BITES
Oral Argument in Vance v. Ball State University Takes an Unexpected Turn -
Late last month the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Vance v. Ball State University, No. 11-556. The issue that Vance is expected to...more
The Supreme Court on Nov. 26 heard arguments in a case that could redefine who is considered a supervisor in the workplace for legal purposes. The ruling could have far-reaching effects, because the broader the definition of...more
Sexual harassment claims often come from things you can't fully control. A rouge supervisor. An on-the-side workplace romance that goes bad. On top of that, you can't pick the employee who gets harassed and turns...more
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