Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog


$32.5 million class action settlement in MetLife race discrimination case

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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






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