Vance v. Ball State University - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 12-5-12 featuring Jason Schwartz
December 5, 2012Jason Schwartz
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Vance v. Ball State University- Post-Decision SCOTUScast - MP3
Running Time: 00:09:24
On November 26, 2012, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Vance v. Ball State University. This case involves Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (a federal anti-discrimination law), and revisits the circumstances under which an employer may be held liable for harassment by its supervisory employees: If the alleged harasser had the authority to direct and oversee the work of the plaintiff--but did not actually have the power to terminate her employment or discipline her formally--can the employer nevertheless be held vicariously liable for the alleged harasser’s misdeeds?
To discuss the case, we have Jason Schwartz, who is a Partner in the Washington, DC office of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher.
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|Oral Argument Transcript - November 26, 2012 (PDF)|