Class action gender pay discrimination case settles for $45 million

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

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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

Pew survey sheds new light on glass ceiling discrimination in STEM jobs

A new survey by the Pew Research Center illuminates the ongoing glass ceiling faced by female employees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The survey results are consistent with an earlier study regarding female scientists about which the Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog previously posted. Key findings of the survey According to the survey’s findings, … Continued

How glass ceiling discrimination decelerates the careers of female mutual fund managers

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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 managers wield considerable power within their organizations. It is also an industry driven by quantifiable results–how much money did you … Continued

Information and resources to help employees combat sexual harassment

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The recent high-profile sexual harassment claims involving Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes at Fox News, Uber, and elsewhere are timely reminders about the persistent problem of sexual harassment in workplaces around the country.  And this harassment infects all industries, from technology and science to Hollywood and the media to farm workers and retail … Continued