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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Tying Executives’ Bonuses To Diversity Initiatives

The financial industry continues to be plagued by a lack of diversity and complaints about harassment and discrimination. For example, according to a 2017 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, only 21% of all management …

Why can’t the tech industry decode the glass ceiling for women executives?

Despite the tech industry’s reputation for fostering innovative concepts and novel ways to approach challenges, the industry still has not been able to solve the persistent glass ceiling that prevents women from being promoted into …

Eric Bachman interviewed about #metoo in the financial services industry

Sexual harassment lawyer Eric Bachman spoke with WealthManagement.com about the persistent problem of sexual harassment against female financial advisors and why so few of them report this illegal behavior. “It’s really necessary for [firms] to …

The basics of executive compensation in employment law cases

When joining or exiting a company, executives face unique challenges to ensure their rights are protected given the variety of compensation they receive beyond a salary. Knowing precisely what your compensation consists of and how …

In Memoriam – Bob Childs

A friend and trusted mentor, Robert (Bob) Childs, Jr., passed away last week and his memorial service is being held today in Alabama.  I worked with Bob from 2001 to 2008 and he taught those …

Class action gender pay discrimination case settles for $45 million

Family Dollar agreed to pay $45 million to a class of female store managers who sued the company claiming they had been paid less than male store managers.  Earlier this week, a federal court approved …

$13 million awarded in sexual harassment jury trial

A federal jury awarded over $13 million in damages to a single plaintiff in a sexual harassment/hostile work environment case brought under Title VII and New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL). The award, however, …

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 …

In Memoriam – Bob Childs

A friend and trusted mentor, Robert (Bob) Childs, Jr., passed away last week and his memorial service is being held today in Alabama.  I worked with Bob from 2001 to 2008 and he taught those

$13 million awarded in sexual harassment jury trial

A federal jury awarded over $13 million in damages to a single plaintiff in a sexual harassment/hostile work environment case brought under Title VII and New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL). The award, however,

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