• Who Is A "Supervisor" Under Title VII and Why You Should Care
  • December 20, 2012 | Author: Scott J. Wenner
  • Law Firm: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - New York Office
  • Late last month the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Vance v. Ball State University, No. 11-556. The issue that Vance is expected to decide is how much authority over other workers an employee must be given to be considered a “supervisor” under Title VII. While the question may appear to be of academic interest, how it is answered actually will have great practical importance for employers given the lack of a consistent answer from the courts.