Tag: workplace harassment

Question: How should we handle a situation at a partner’s worksite where our employee claimed she was sexually harassed and there were witnesses? Answer: Handle this investigation the same as you would any other investigation of harassment on the job. This is a serious offense and needs to be taken seriously. Various states have regulations specifying such…

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…