What’s at Stake Today

Many employees, especially in low-wage jobs, face harassment in the workplace — and to make matters worse, a recent Supreme Court decision, Vance v. Ball State University, watered down the protections that were already in place to prevent sexual harassment. Now it’s even harder than it already was for workers who’ve been harassed by their supervisors to win their cases.

What Is NWLC Doing?

Under the Supreme Court’s Vance decision, workers who’ve suffered from sexual harassment at the hands of lower-level supervisors are likely to have their cases thrown out of court. That means their employers don’t have an incentive to stop their workers from harassing others — or to prevent harassment from happening in the first place.

That’s why federal law has to include strong protections for workers. We’re advocating for Congress to pass the Fair Employment Protection Act, a bill that would undo the Supreme Court’s damage from this case and hold employers accountable when supervisors harass their workers.