Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog


What is “constructive discharge” and how does it relate to my employment discrimination case?

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Lawyers occasionally refer to a “constructive discharge” claim when talking about an employee who has involuntarily resigned from their job.  Sometimes it’s referred to as constructive termination, constructive dismissal, or constructive discharge.  But it all boils down to a basic question:  were your working conditions so unbearable that you had no other choice but to quit … Continued



What is “quid pro quo” sexual harassment?

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When the media report on workplace sexual harassment issues, they sometimes refer to “quid pro quo” discrimination.  While the approximate translation is “something for something” or “this for that,” a recent federal appellate decision, Jones v. Needham, No. 16-6156, 2017 WL 1959972 (10th Cir. May 12, 2017), sheds additional light on the legal framework of a … Continued


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