Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog


Emotional distress damages in employment discrimination and harassment cases

hostile work environment; harassment at work

In an employment discrimination case under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, such as sexual harassment or glass ceiling/promotion discrimination, you may be able to recover money damages that are referred to as emotional distress damages.  Emotional distress damages are a subset of what are commonly called “compensatory damages.” What are emotional distress … Continued






$32.5 million class action settlement in MetLife race discrimination case

MetLife blimp

Last week, a federal court in New York gave final approval to a $32.5 million class action settlement alleging racial discrimination against African-American employees of MetLife. The settlement calls for an interesting, two-tiered approach for evaluating money damages on an individual basis, as discussed in more detail below. The plaintiffs alleged that MetLife discriminated against African-American … Continued