Are law firm partners “employees” or “employers?” A new case probes this pressing legal issue

Are law firm partners “employees” or “employers?” A new case probes this pressing legal issue

law firm partner employee or employer?

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 dictates whether the law firm partner must forego a discrimination lawsuit in court and instead arbitrate her legal claims, which … Continued

Eric Bachman interviewed about the impact of arbitration agreements on sexual harassment cases

confidential meeting; arbitration

Eric Bachman was recently interviewed on “The Why” news program to discuss the interplay between arbitration agreements and sexual harassment and employment discrimination cases. What is arbitration? When parties agree to arbitrate, it generally means they’ve agreed not file a case in court.  Instead, their legal dispute will be heard by a private, neutral, third … Continued

Promotion discrimination cases, arbitration, and the Supreme Court

glass ceiling discrimination; promotion discrimination

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 discrimination class lawsuits. Arbitration agreements and why they matter in glass ceiling discrimination cases When parties agree to arbitrate, it … Continued