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    Edwards Wildman's Paulette Brown Comments on US Supreme Court Ruling in Law360

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    Paulette Brown, a partner in Edwards Wildman's Labor and Employment practice and the firm's chief diversity officer, discussed how the US Supreme Court ruled that only employees with the authority to hire, fire or promote others should count as supervisors in Title VII harassment suits in Law360. In the article, "Attys Weigh In On Justices’ Ruling In Harassment Suit," Brown said, "This is obviously the correct decision. There will, however, still be increased attention given to what constitutes a co-worker and what constitutes a supervisor. In both instances, employers will likely need to enhance the training provided and develop internal monitoring mechanisms to ensure that the employer will not unnecessarily be deemed vicariously liable for acts of its employees who truly have no authority to tangibly impact the employment of another. Are we now going to be faced with every case being examined on an individual basis ... making it more difficult to obtain summary judgment even in cases where employers have proper procedures in place to handle discrimination complaints?”

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