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Supreme Court rejects EEOC’s broad definition of ‘supervisor’

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

In a major victory for employers, the Supreme Court in June ruled that, in Title VII cases, only someone with the power to take “tangible employment action” can be considered a supervisor. The Court’s decision in Vance v. Ball State will make it harder for employees to sue for supervisor bias, a claim that carries strict employer liability.

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