Vance v. Ball State Univ. - 11-556 (2013)
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
MAETTA VANCE, PETITIONER v. BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
on writ of certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the seventh circuit
[June 24, 2013]
Justice Thomas, concurring.
I continue to believe that Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 524 U. S. 742 (1998) , and Faragher v. Boca Raton, 524 U. S. 775 (1998) , were wrongly decided. See ante, at 8. However, I join the opinion because it provides the narrowest and most workable rule for when an employer may be held vicariously liable for an employee’s harassment.