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Leading discrimination lawyer issues guide to “Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Tips for Combatting Promotion Discrimination”

Despite significant gains made by women and minorities across corporate America, a stubborn glass ceiling prevents them from advancing to the most powerful and highest paying positions in the workplace.  For example, a recent study …

Eric Bachman interviewed by Bloomberg Law about discrimination protections for gig workers/independent contractors

Given the soaring numbers of people working as independent contractors (gig workers) rather than traditional employees, an important question has emerged about what protections these gig workers have against discrimination. The most familiar federal anti-discrimination …

Are law firm partners “employees” or “employers?” A new case probes this pressing legal issue

A new case in California explores the ongoing legal debate about whether law firm partners should be considered “employees” versus “employers.” Why does this matter?  In the California case, it is the key distinction that …

Pew survey sheds new light on glass ceiling discrimination in STEM jobs

A new survey by the Pew Research Center illuminates the ongoing glass ceiling faced by female employees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The survey results are consistent with an earlier study regarding …

Best practices for preventing workplace sexual harassment

Law 360 spoke with Eric Bachman and other employment attorneys about key steps that corporate and other employers should take to help prevent sexual harassment in 2018. Here are five important takeaways: Tone at the …

Former Special Agent awarded $1.2 million in sex harassment and retaliation case

This past week, a federal jury in South Dakota awarded $1.2 million in damages to a former Special Agent with the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). The jury’s verdict found that DCI had …

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Lifehacker talks with Eric Bachman about the nuts and bolts of reporting workplace sexual harassment

Eric Bachman recently caught up with Lifehacker to explore the various options to effectively report sex harassment at work. Why harassment is often not reported According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), only about …

Eric Bachman interviewed about concrete steps to deal with sexual harassment issues at work

Eric Bachman recently had an in-depth interview about sexual harassment issues at work with Stella Grizont of Woopah, who is an executive coach to Fortune 500 leaders. The topics covered included: how to differentiate between …

The glass ceiling thins the ranks of African-American managers in the financial services industry

The proportion of African-American managers in financial services companies has actually decreased from 2007 to 20015, according to a Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report released in November 2017. The report also outlines best practices to help combat …

$1.16 million awarded in transgender employment discrimination jury trial

An Oklahoma federal jury recently returned a verdict in favor of professor Dr. Rachel Tudor in her lawsuit claiming that Southeastern Oklahoma State University discriminated against her based on her gender and gender identity.  In …

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