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Who is considered a "supervisor" in a harassment case? Can a university consider race when making undergraduate admissions decisions? Is a court permitted to rewrite contractual language of benefit plans, effectively changing the terms of the plan?
These are some of the questions the Supreme Court of the United States will be looking at during its 2012 term, which began on October 1.
While the Supreme Court will be looking at some pretty technical questions, the answers to these questions have practical implications for human resources departments across the country.
In this episode, we look at the 2012 Supreme Court Term and talk about the employment law issues the court will be addressing with our guest Philip Miles.
We talk about possible rulings, and what those rulings could mean for employers. We wrap up with a conversation about some other hot areas of employment law that lower courts are looking at, and what employers should be doing to prepare in light of new decisions.