Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog

Did you know the EEOC enforces complaints about misusing genetic information at work?

Many people know that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigates claims of workplace discrimination related to an employee’s race, gender, age, etc. But most of the public does not realize that the EEOC also enforces discrimination related to an employee’s genetic information. To help spread the word, the information below is based upon … Continued


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 discrimination and retaliation cases.  In particular, the Fourth Circuit analyzed whether: the employee had identified a valid comparator (aka a … Continued


Who is a “similarly situated” employee? New answers from a federal appellate court shed some light

A recent federal court of appeals case sheds new light on the question of who should be considered a “similarly situated employee” as compared to the plaintiff in an employment discrimination case. The context in which “similarly situated employee” analysis arises is that, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit found, discrimination … Continued





If You Are 50+ You Likely Will Be Pushed Out Of Your Job, So Plan Now

ProPublica and the Urban Institute recently issued a report with startling conclusions about the lasting impact of age discrimination against employees. While age discrimination has long been prevalent in the workplace, the crippling damage it causes to employees’ retirement and savings accounts are now receiving more study and attention. A lay off or other involuntary … Continued


Zuckerman Law/Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog Receive “Go-To Thought Leadership Award” from National Law Review

The National Law Review presented Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog and the attorneys at Zuckerman Law its “Go-To Thought Leadership Award” for their reporting of complex employment law issues, as well as strategic insight and overall industry knowledge. The recipients were selected by the National Law Review’s editors from a pool of over 100,000 legal news … Continued


EEOC Settlement Highlights Issue Of When Pregnancy May Be A Disability Under The Law

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a nationwide investigation of a company that allegedly discriminated against pregnant employees or those with disabilities. The terms of the settlement include a $3.5 million payment as well as injunctive relief, such as updating the company’s reasonable accommodations policies and training its 10,000 employees. Issues involving the … Continued


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.  The full interview is here and below are some highlights: Simone: Eric, many of the people we’ve spoken to have … Continued