court-logo.jpgThis might be a good day to figure out if your boss really is your boss, especially if that boss is harassing you.

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that in order for an employee to prove bias against a supervisor, the supervisor has to be a supervisor in every sense of the word. According to a majority of the justices, that means the individual has to have “the power to hire, fire, demote, promote, transĀ­fer, or discipline an employee.”

Clearly, that’s a straightforward definition of a supervisor, but alas, the workplace is anything but straightforward. (more…)