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Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth

Docket No.: 97-569
Argued: April 22, 1998
Decided: June 26, 1998

Topics:

Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Federal Tort Claims, Title VII, adverse employment action, conditions of employment, disparate treatment, retaliation, sex discrimination, stare decisis, terms and conditions of employment

Petitioner: Burlington Industries, Inc.
Respondent: Ellerth

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 123 F.3d 490
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


524 U.S. 742 (1998)
Question:

Can an employee, who despite refusing sexually harassing advances by a supervisor suffers no adverse job-related consequences, recover against an employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, without showing that the employer was responsible for the supervisor's harassing conduct?

Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 22, 1998

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Ellerth, 2 vote(s) against
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