U.S. Supreme Court takes up questions of workplace harassment

March 26, 1998
The Supreme Court on March 25 took up for the first time the question of when an employer should be held financially responsible for the groping, vulgar language or other sexual harassment by its supervisors. The two cases argued before the justices ultimately could affect how both private companies and government employers respond to sexual misconduct, what they do to stop it and how vulnerable they are to victims seeking money damages.