U.S. Justice

Supreme Court to Decide on Rules for Workplace Harassment

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The case turns on the definition of a single word - "supervisor" - under a federal civil rights law that prohibits racial, religious, and sexual harassment in the workplace. Previously under Supreme Court rulings, the employer is automatically responsible if a supervisor harasses a subordinate. The employer is not liable if the harassment is between two equal coworkers, unless they are negligent in case of abuse.

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