Supreme Court to consider workplace harassment rules

Employer branding explained during the coffee breakNovember 23, 2012|Terry Baynes | Reuters

(Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments in a case that could determine when a company is liable for harassment by its employees.

The case turns on the definition of a single word – “supervisor” – under a federal civil rights law that prohibits racial, religious or sexual harassment in the workplace.

Under previous Supreme Court rulings, an employer is automatically responsible if a supervisor harasses a subordinate. The employer is not liable if the harassment is between two equal coworkers, unless it was negligent in allowing the abuse.

Supreme Court to consider workplace harassment rules

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