Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog

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


“Orchestrating impartiality:” glass ceiling discrimination and blind auditions

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“Orchestrating impartiality:” blind auditions and cracking the glass ceiling in symphonies “I just don’t think women should be in an orchestra.”  This candidly biased statement by an orchestra conductor who was prominent in the 1960’s and 1970’s sums up the barriers then faced by aspiring female musicians: In the 1970’s, unless you were a white … 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