The interplay between Title VII and the Equal Pay Act and why it matters in your pay discrimination claim

The EEOC’s new, online system for filing employment discrimination charges: what you need to know

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched a new, online system for filing and tracking certain charges of workplace discrimination on November 1, 2017. “This secure online system makes the EEOC and an individual’s charge information available wherever and whenever it is most convenient for that individual,” said EEOC Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic. “It’s … Continued

Lawsuit claims shocking sex harassment against female farm workers

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In a complaint filed yesterday in federal court, the Attorney General of Washington alleged that an agricultural company allowed extreme unlawful sexual harassment against its female employees.  Indeed, the lawsuit claims that “sexual harassment of female farm workers is an occupational hazard….” According to the Washington Attorney General’s investigation, the sexual harassment violated Title VII of the 1964 … 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 … Continued

Proving glass ceiling discrimination

How can I prove “glass ceiling”/promotion discrimination? You believe your employer did not promote you because of your gender, race, national origin, religion, or other protected characteristic, and you tried unsuccessfully to informally resolve the issue.  Now what? The next step, assuming you filed a timely EEOC discrimination charge, is to consider whether to file … Continued

Glass ceiling discrimination defined

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  “Glass ceiling” discrimination defined Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase “glass ceiling” used around the office and in the media, and wondered what exactly it meant in a legal context.  The answer is that a glass ceiling generally refers to an unfair, artificial barrier that prevents certain employees (women; people of color; LGBT) from fairly competing … Continued