'Vance' Decision Casts Long Shadow Over Future Title VII Cases

, New York Law Journal


Gary D. Friedman and Ami G. Zweig of Weil, Gotshal & Manges write: In a holding that will likely result in numerous workplace harassment cases being dismissed at the summary judgment stage and compel employers to more clearly delineate the job responsibilities of their employees to identify those who have "the authority to take tangible employment actions," the U.S. Supreme Court surgically narrowed the scope of who constitutes a "supervisor" under Title VII in its recent 'Vance v. Ball State Univ.' decision.

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