The United States Supreme Court is expected to issue an opinion in Vance v. Ball State University before the end of the Court's term (June 30). In Vance, the Court will address the issue of who qualifies as a supervisor – one who has the ability to hire and fire, or a broader category of workers who direct the work of others – for purposes of Title VII sexual harassment claims. The case is important for employers, because under Title VII, an employer's legal defenses to sexual harassment claims are significantly limited if a supervisor carries out the harassment.