Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth

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Determined whether an employee who suffered sexual harassment by a supervisor can recover damages against her employer under Title VII.

Full Case Title: 

Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 524 U.S. 742 (1998)
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  • Workplace Equality and Economic Empowerment


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In this case, the Supreme Court held that employers are liable for supervisors who create hostile working conditions for employees.