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for Public Personnel Law Bulletin Vol. Issue 7, May 1996
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Supervisors are becoming increasingly concerned about their potential personal financial responsibility for the wrongdoings of subordinates. The type of lawsuit most cited as the source of concern for most supervisors of public employees is the one based on the Civil Rights Act of 1871. While this concern is not without foundation, much of it is based on misinformation. The following bulletin aims to give public managers a basic understanding of how this law may be used to hold them personally liable for the acts of someone they are responsible for supervising.