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

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

Lifehacker talks with Eric Bachman about the nuts and bolts of reporting workplace sexual harassment

Eric Bachman recently caught up with Lifehacker to explore the various options to effectively report sex harassment at work. Why harassment is often not reported According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), only about 30% of employees who are harassed at work actually report it to someone at work.  “In other words, based on … Continued

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

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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

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

Strength in numbers: how to use evidence of discrimination against other employees

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In glass ceiling, promotion discrimination, and harassment cases, an important source of information is often the way in which the company has treated other employees. For example, in a race discrimination glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case, if the company has rejected a dozen qualified, African-American candidates for the same high-level position while promoting less qualified white … Continued