Vance v. Ball State University
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Nov 26, 2012
|Jun 24, 2013||5-4||Alito||OT 2012|
Holding: An employee is a “supervisor” for purposes of vicarious liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act only if he is empowered by the employer to take tangible employment actions against the victim.
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Judgment: Affirmed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Alito on June 24, 2013. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Breyer, Justice Sotomayor, and Justice Kagan joined.
- Court rules for employers in two employment discrimination cases (Kevin Russell)
- The "view" from the Court: June 24, 2013 (Mark Walsh)
- Details: Vance v. Ball State University (Kevin Russell)
- Argument recap: Salvaging a lost cause? (Lyle Denniston)
- Argument preview: Who is a supervisor? (Lyle Denniston)
Invited: February 21, 2012
Filed: May 24, 2012 (Deny)