One of the issues the Supreme Court will be considering in the next term is the definition of a “supervisor.” Appeals courts are split on the decision. Since an employer is strictly liable for severe or pervasive harassment by a supervisor, but is only liable for actions of a coworker when it is negligent, the Supreme Court definition will have important implications for employers in many cases. If you do not have formal job descriptions for your supervisors that outline what kind of authority they have, call Alternative HR today to get them in place and try to prevent any related liability!