Nicole Amato of the firm’s Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group, is presenting a webinar on September 10 at 1 pm ET on “Title VII Retaliation Claims and Supervisor Liability: How Supreme Court Rulings Help Employers.” To register click here or call 1-800-925-1878.
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered two employer-friendly decisions involving employment law issues, notably in the context of Title VII. In Vance v. Ball State University, the Court dealt with the issue of who qualifies as a “supervisor” in the context of workplace harassment pursuant to Title VII. In University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, the Court clarified the application of Title VII’s express mandates regarding the standard of proof required to demonstrate a viable Title VII retaliation action. The Court’s decision had the effect of tightening the reigns regarding the standard of proof required by a plaintiff to succeed in this regard. These two rulings clarified legal boundaries by delineating the applicable workplace definitions and statutory standards of proof that previously were somewhat vague and imprecise.
This webinar will provide an in-depth view of the Court’s reasoning in these two employer-friendly decisions: it will examine how these new standards will apply in the workplace and the effect they may have on employers’ actions and decisions. This audio conference is recommended for human resources professionals, hiring managers, recruiters , corporate counsel and executive management .