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Congress has a chance to protect pregnant employees with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

There has been a lot of talk recently about a lack of protections for employees, especially the most vulnerable in the United States. In January, the House Education and Labor Committee approved the Pregnant Workers …

Gender discrimination attorney publishes guide to the Equal Pay Act

Although Congress passed the Equal Pay Act (EPA) in 1963, its goal of eradicating pay discrimination among men and women at work is still as important today as it was 50 years ago.  Zuckerman Law …

New federal lawsuit aims to shatter alleged glass ceiling at retailer

Retailer Rue21 has been accused of promotion discrimination in violation of Title VII by financial manager Misty Parshall, according to the complaint below in Parshall v. New Rue21, LLC, filed February 3 in the District …

EEOC inks massive $20M settlement in employment discrimination and retaliation case

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reached a $20.5 million settlement with Jackson National Life Insurance Company for harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims brought on behalf of female and African American employees. This settlement marks the …

Emotional distress damages in employment discrimination and harassment cases

In an employment discrimination case under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, such as sexual harassment or glass ceiling/promotion discrimination, you may be able to recover money damages that are referred to as …

$40 million in employment discrimination settlements for Department of Labor watchdog in FY2019

Fiscal Year 2019 was a record-setting year for the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). OFCCP’s mission is to ensure nondiscrimination and equal opportunity employment by federal contractors and subcontractors, who …

Employee wins federal appeal involving commonly-used defenses in employment discrimination cases

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision (Haynes v. Waste Connections, Inc.) this week that reversed in the employee’s favor.  The opinion tackles many commonly-used defenses by employers in employment …

The difference between illegal retaliation and unfair (albeit lawful) treatment

Retaliation claims are the single most common type of complaint received by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). But what exactly constitutes retaliation as opposed to simply unfair treatment? As the EEOC defines it, …

How glass ceiling discrimination decelerates the careers of female mutual fund managers

Glass ceiling and promotion discrimination issues plague many professions, including economics, science, and technology fields.  Add to this list the mutual fund industry, which is one of the most lucrative (and male-dominated) vocations, where senior …

Why women lawyers are walking out the door at BigLaw (hint it involves glass ceiling discrimination)

This past week the American Bar Association (ABA) and ALM released “Walking Out the Door: The Facts, Figures, and Future of Experienced Women Lawyers in Private Practice.” The information and statistics in the report bear directly …

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