Eric Bachman interviewed about #metoo in the financial services industry

In Memoriam – Bob Childs

A friend and trusted mentor, Robert (Bob) Childs, Jr., passed away last week and his memorial service is being held today in Alabama.  I worked with Bob from 2001 to 2008 and he taught those of us lucky enough to work with him the importance of tenacity, perseverance, civility, and humor.  Bob left behind many … Continued

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 found that in 2017, the number of female Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) among Fortune 500 companies dwindled to just 5.4% … 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

The glass ceiling thins the ranks of African-American managers in the financial services industry

The proportion of African-American managers in financial services companies has actually decreased from 2007 to 20015, according to a Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report released in November 2017. The report also outlines best practices to help combat the glass ceiling through changes to companies’ recruitment and retention efforts. HT to Joe Davidson of the Washington Post who covered … Continued

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

glass ceiling discrimination; promotion ladder

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

Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog chosen as a top legal blog by the American Bar Association (ABA) Journal

Editors of the ABA Journal have selected Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog to the 2017 ABA Journal Web 100, as one of the 100 best digital media for a legal audience. The Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog, which is authored by Eric Bachman of Zuckerman Law, strives to give unique insights on issues related to glass ceiling/promotion discrimination, … Continued

Class action contends that NYPD has a glass ceiling for African-American detectives

NYPD car

A class action case filed in federal court claims that African-American detectives in the New York Police Department (NYPD) are illegally excluded from higher-level promotions within the detective rank (aka the glass ceiling). The lawsuit asserts that the NYPD unlawfully denied promotions to African-American detectives within the Intelligence Division of the NYPD. The lead plaintiffs are … Continued