gender discrimination

Older female employees face a double whammy during Covid-19 turmoil

According to AARP employment data, women over the age of 55 face a dual threat to their careers and earning power amid the financial and labor market turmoil due to Covid-19. In April, approximately 20 …

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 …

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 …

A look across the pond: the gender split in the United Kingdom’s job industries

In the United States and abroad, gender equality has been a particular focus of political and public discussion in recent years as increasing efforts have been made to try and address and analyze why certain …

$700,000 settlement in sexual harassment case involving graphic claims

The EEOC settled its sexual harassment and retaliation case against Ojos Locos Cantina in New Mexico earlier this month for $700,000, as well as injunctive relief described below.   The EEOC’s complaint The EEOC alleged …

Eric Bachman interviewed about combatting sexual harassment at work and negotiating severance packages

A helpful new resource for employees, Simone, is designed to empower women to build successful professional lives.  The founders of Simone spoke with Eric Bachman about best practices in navigating difficult legal situations at work. …

Why Serena Williams’ Tennis Ranking Matters In The Corporate World

Serena Williams recently returned to tennis after taking time off for her pregnancy, and she immediately faced questions on the extent to which her ranking should be affected by her pregnancy leave. The tennis world …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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