Analysis: Supreme Court ruling could have huge impact on workers

07/16/2013 | Atlantic online, The

A recent Supreme Court decision that narrowed the definition of "supervisor" in harassment cases hasn't garnered much attention, but it could have far-reaching effects on the workplace, Kay Steiger writes. Most supervisors don't have the authority to fire workers without consulting higher-ups, and the Supreme Court ruling insulates employers from harassment liability linked to supervisors without firing authority.

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