Anti-discrimination protections for gig workers. Do they exist?

Are law firm partners “employees” or “employers?” A new case probes this pressing legal issue

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A new case in California explores the ongoing legal debate about whether law firm partners should be considered “employees” versus “employers.” Why does this matter?  In the California case, it is the key distinction that dictates whether the law firm partner must forego a discrimination lawsuit in court and instead arbitrate her legal claims, which … 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

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