The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case that could have a significant impact on employer liability. Specifically, as the result of an appeal in Vance v. Ball State University, et al, 646 F.3d 461 (7th Cir....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
With the Supreme Court's first oral arguments of 2013 underway this week, there are several employment-related cases of note still awaiting decisions....more
These days, everyone has good reason to be leery of threats in the workplace, and the courts are generally supportive of employers who take those threats seriously. A recent Tenth Circuit decision is a good example. ...more
The Supreme Court recently held oral arguments in the case Vance v. Ball State University, 646 F.3d 461 (7th Cir. 2011), which addresses the meaning of a "supervisor" in hostile work environment claims. If the Court applies...more
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
Originally published in the Journal Record on December 6, 2012.
So what exactly does it mean to be a supervisor?
Must you have the power to hire, fire, demote, promote, transfer or discipline an employee? Or do...more
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