Tag Archives: racial harassment

Defense lawyers celebrate high court win on supervisor liability

Defense lawyers are touting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this week on Title VII supervisor liability as a significant win for employers, providing a welcome clarification to the law while dealing a blow to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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County to pay $120,000 to settle a harassment claim

Kauai County, Hawaii will pay $120,000 to settle a federal case by a former assistant prosecuting attorney who claimed that she was subjected to racial harassment because she’s white, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Thursday.

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Does the term “supervisor” for purposes of an employer’s liability apply only to a harasser with the power to “hire, fire, demote, promote, transfer or discipline” the victim, or can it also apply to others who had the authority to ...

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