New Title VII promotion discrimination decision explores pretext analysis

4 signs your company may have a glass ceiling

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You’ve performed impressively in an upper management position at your company but, despite trying multiple times and having excellent qualifications, you still haven’t been able to reach that final level of the executive pyramid. Not wanting to jump to conclusions, you took a hard look at how you and your team have performed, the revenue you … Continued

High profile glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case settles

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it had settled a long-running glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case on behalf of female employees against Sterling Jewelers. The main focus of the EEOC’s complaint alleged that Sterling Jewelers had a glass ceiling for female retail sales employees under which women were paid less and were not promoted … Continued

3 reasons the “after-acquired evidence” defense matters in your employment discrimination case

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If you’re considering filing a complaint against your employer because you think you’ve been discriminated against at work, you should know about the “after-acquired evidence” defense, which your company may assert. What is after-acquired evidence? After-acquired evidence refers to information that your employer finds out about (or digs up on) you after you’ve been fired, and … Continued

$35 million settlement reached in race discrimination/glass ceiling case

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  African-American financial advisors at Wells Fargo have reached a proposed $35 million settlement to resolve their class action lawsuit, which asserts that a racial glass ceiling for promotions and pay existed at the company.  A federal judge in the Illinois Northern District Court in Chicago must still approve the class action settlement.  If approved, the $35 million … Continued

Promotion discrimination cases, arbitration, and the Supreme Court

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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

Breaching the glass ceiling through individual and class action cases

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You think your employer has a glass ceiling and discriminated against you when you were passed over for a recent promotion.  Whether your company overlooked you because of your gender, race, national origin, or sexual orientation, an important issue is if the company has also discriminated against other employees like you (for example female, African-American, Muslim, LGBT).  Figuring … Continued

4 key points about EEOC discrimination charges

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1. What is an EEOC discrimination charge and why is it important for me to file one? If you are considering filing a glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case, or other employment discrimination claim, you need to know about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) discrimination charge filing process.  Generally, someone who believes they have been discriminated … Continued