Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Ball v. Vance is the name of the case.
Issue: Whether the “supervisor” liability rule established by Faragher v. City of Boca Raton and Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth (i) applies to harassment by those whom the employer vests with authority to direct and oversee their victim’s daily work, or (ii) is limited to those harassers who have the power to “hire, fire, demote, promote, transfer, or discipline” their victim.
This is an important case to watch. For any of my students still looking for a paper topic, this is a great one.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein