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Appellate reversal in favor of plaintiffs in Equal Pay Act class action case against Sterling Jewelers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an important ruling in the Equal Pay Act class action against Sterling Jewelers.  The class action case alleges that Sterling Jewelers had a glass ceiling …

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 …

Class action contends that NYPD has a glass ceiling for African-American detectives

A class action case filed in federal court claims that African-American detectives in the New York Police Department (NYPD) are illegally excluded from higher-level promotions within the detective rank (aka the glass ceiling). The lawsuit …

$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 …

High profile glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case settles

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it had settled a long-running glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case on behalf of female employees against Sterling Jewelers. The main focus of the EEOC’s complaint alleged that Sterling …

$35 million settlement reached in race discrimination/glass ceiling case

  African-American financial advisors at Wells Fargo have reached a proposed $35 million settlement to resolve their class action lawsuit, which asserts that a racial glass ceiling for promotions and pay existed at the company.  A federal judge …

Promotion discrimination cases, arbitration, and the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court occasionally rules on issues related to arbitration agreements and class action requirements and these decisions have a major impact on the size, scope, and prospects of future promotion discrimination and other employment …

Breaching the glass ceiling through individual and class action cases

You think your employer has a glass ceiling and discriminated against you when you were passed over for a recent promotion.  Whether your company overlooked you because of your gender, race, national origin, or sexual orientation, an …

High profile glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case settles

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it had settled a long-running glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case on behalf of female employees against Sterling Jewelers. The main focus of the EEOC’s complaint alleged that Sterling

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