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Use Westlaw to research Vance v. Ball State Univ., 133 S.Ct. 2434 (2013). Write a 1-page, single-spaced, case brief of this case. Write a brief explanation (no longer than 1 page) of how the case could affect civil litigation between employees and employers. Be sure to perform some research that supports your conclusions.

Required Criteria:

In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the Assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:

  • Length should be 1-2 pages, excluding cover page and references page.
  • Double-spaced (except for the case brief) and in a 12-point font
  • Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained
  • Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.).
  • Writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
  • Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.
  • Appropriate citation style should be followed.

Part 2

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Vance v. Ball State Univ., 133 S.Ct. 2434 (2013)
The issue, in this case, is whether the Ball State University was liable for workplace
harassment against the petitioner Vance. That the petitioner Vance, who was an African
American woman, sued her employer the Ball State University. She sued the university since her
fellow employee Saundra Davis had allegedly created a hostile working environment that was
racially violent and was in violation of Title VII.
This case applies Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964, where an employer’s liability for
workplace harassment depends on the status of the harasser. In this case, if the harassing
employee and the victim are coworkers, the employer is liable only if he was negligent in
controlling the working conditions. The rules are different when the harasser is a supervisor. If
the supervisor’s harassment leads to a tangible employment action, the employer is liable, but if
there is no concrete action, the employer cannot be responsible. The employer can escape
liability by establishing a defense in that he, (the employer) had exercised reasonable care to

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