Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog


What is “discovery” in an employment discrimination case?

discovery; uncover the facts

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 the discovery period. The information you obtain during discovery will make or break your employment discrimination case. Summarized below are … Continued



Emotional distress damages in employment discrimination and harassment cases

hostile work environment; harassment at work

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 emotional distress damages.  Emotional distress damages are a subset of what are commonly called “compensatory damages.” What are emotional distress … Continued






$32.5 million class action settlement in MetLife race discrimination case

MetLife blimp

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 money damages on an individual basis, as discussed in more detail below. The plaintiffs alleged that MetLife discriminated against African-American … Continued