Daily Archives: July 27, 2012

Looking ahead to OT 2012: Who is a supervisor?

By Anne King Next term, in Vance v. Ball State University, the Supreme Court will consider the question of who qualifies as a supervisor to hold an employer liabile for workplace harassment under Title VII. This question matters quite a lot because, under the Faragher/Ellerth doctrine (named for Faragher v. City of Boca Raton and Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, decided…

Two hands off the wheel

By Yevgeny Shrago Earlier this month, Ford announced that a self-driving mode for its car was five years away from market. Discounting for the moment that many technologies are five years away for twenty years or more, this advance heralds the beginning of a massive change in the way Americans deal with transportation. Although the early models will only offer…

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