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Employers May Avoid Vicarious Liability for a Hostile Work Environment Created by a Supervisor by Relying on Affirmative Defense

This report relates to 2 case(s)

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    Burlington Industries v. Ellerth, 524 U.S. 742 (1998) (0 other reports)

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    Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, 524 U.S. 775 (0 other reports)

Author: Jessica Sussman

In Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, +524 U.S. 775 (1998), and Burlington Industries v. Ellerth, +524 U.S. 742 (1998), the United States Supreme Court established an affirmative defense that employers may use to defend against claims of hostile work environment harassment.