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Supreme Court hears workplace harassment case today

High court will help clarify the definition of “supervisor”

Today, the Supreme Court will hear a case that is expected to help define what constitutes a “supervisor” in the workplace.

Maetta Vance was the only black worker in the catering department at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. During her tenure with the university, Vance says she was subjected to ongoing ridicule and threats of physical violence based on her race by several white co-workers, but specifically, Saundra Davis. After making several complaints to university officials with unsatisfactory results, Vance filed suit in 2006.


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