Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson

Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson: Facts of the Case

Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson: The Court’s Ruling

Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson (1986) was the first case wherein the U.S. Supreme Court addressed sexual harassment in the workplace under Title VII. Although Meritor did not occur in a school context, it should be of interest to educators at all levels, because the Court established criteria for judging claims that relate to a hostile work environment.

David L. Dagley

See also Hostile Work Environment; Robinson v. Jacksonville Shipyards; Sexual Harassment, Quid Pro Quo; Title VII

Legal Citations

  • Robinson v. Jacksonville Shipyards, 760 F. Supp. 1486 (M.D. Fla. 1991). 
  • Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 57 (1986).