Tag: employer liability

Question: What should an employer do if an employee refuses medical treatment due to religious reasons for an on-the-job injury? Answer: Check your state statutes to determine if the state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation addresses the issue.  Some states provide an exception for a company’s duty to provide medical care based upon the employee’s (or group of…

On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court held, in Vance v. Ball State University, that an employee is a supervisor for purposes of vicarious liability under Title VII only if he or she is empowered by the employer to take tangible employment actions against the alleged victim of harassment or other unlawful activities. The decision resolved a…