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Glass ceiling discrimination and harassment in the economics field

A recent paper on the glass ceiling and sexual harassment in the economics field has received a lot of attention.  Like many industries, the economics field is still dominated by men.  And to dig deeper into …

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$40 million arbitration award in gender employment discrimination case

Earlier this summer, Alexis Berger, a former Senior Vice President, was awarded over $40 million by an arbitrator in her gender employment discrimination case.  The defendant is Kargo, which is a mobile advertising firm. As …

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Appeals court: “sand ni**er,” and other epithets do not create hostile work environment

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decided earlier this year that, although an employee was subjected to  “morally repulsive” comments — like being called a “camel jockey” and “sand ni**er” — he had not suffered …

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Fortune 500 glass ceiling endures: only 5% of CEOs are women

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the number of female CEO’s among Fortune 500 companies has dwindled to just 5.4% (27 out of 500).  This statistic alone helps illustrate the persistent presence of glass …

What is “discovery” in an employment discrimination case?

You’ve filed a promotion discrimination, sexual harassment, or other employment discrimination lawsuit in court, so what happens next?  Perhaps the most important, and certainly the most time-consuming, part of a court case is what’s called …

How do I show I’m the better-qualified candidate in a promotion discrimination / glass ceiling case?

You’ve been working in a high-level position with your company for years, and were recently passed over again for a promotion in favor of someone you think is clearly less qualified.  But that begs a …

Women of color scientists report rampant sexual and racial harassment

A recent study found that in astronomy and planetary science fields, “women of color experienced the most hostile environment, from the negative remarks observed to their direct experiences of verbal and physical harassment.” This conclusion is …

The nuts and bolts of back pay damages in employment discrimination cases

What are back pay damages? In an employment discrimination lawsuit under Title VII, the basic definition of back pay damages is that it gives you the money and fringe benefits you would have earned had …

Sex harassment and constructive discharge case headed to trial

A federal court denied summary judgment in a recent case involving sexual harassment, constructive discharge, and retaliation claims, clearing the way for a jury trial. The ruling is notable because it is relatively rare for a court …

$32.5 million class action settlement in MetLife race discrimination case

Last week, a federal court in New York gave final approval to a $32.5 million class action settlement alleging racial discrimination against African-American employees of MetLife. The settlement calls for an interesting, two-tiered approach for evaluating …

What is “discovery” in an employment discrimination case?

You’ve filed a promotion discrimination, sexual harassment, or other employment discrimination lawsuit in court, so what happens next?  Perhaps the most important, and certainly the most time-consuming, part of a court case is what’s called

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