The United States Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case that will decide who is a supervisor in an employment discrimination case.  This issue is important because the liability of an employer for discrimination or a hostile work environment are different depending on whether the offending employee is a co-worker or a supervisor.  The case was brought by Maetta Vance, an African-American cafeteria worker at Ball State University, who claimed that a supervisor had created a hostile work environment for her because of race. 

You can read more about the case at the New York Times, Justices Consider Definition of Supervisor In Job Discrimination Cases, and more in-depth at SCOTUSBlog: Who Is A Supervisor?

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