Who is a “similarly situated” employee? New answers from a federal appellate court shed some light

Who is a “similarly situated” employee? New answers from a federal appellate court shed some light

A recent federal court of appeals case sheds new light on the question of who should be considered a “similarly situated employee” as compared to the plaintiff in an employment discrimination case. The context in which “similarly situated employee” analysis arises is that, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit found, discrimination … Continued

If You Are 50+ You Likely Will Be Pushed Out Of Your Job, So Plan Now

ProPublica and the Urban Institute recently issued a report with startling conclusions about the lasting impact of age discrimination against employees. While age discrimination has long been prevalent in the workplace, the crippling damage it causes to employees’ retirement and savings accounts are now receiving more study and attention. A lay off or other involuntary … Continued

Zuckerman Law/Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog Receive “Go-To Thought Leadership Award” from National Law Review

The National Law Review presented Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog and the attorneys at Zuckerman Law its “Go-To Thought Leadership Award” for their reporting of complex employment law issues, as well as strategic insight and overall industry knowledge. The recipients were selected by the National Law Review’s editors from a pool of over 100,000 legal news … Continued

$1.3 million verdict against American University in age discrimination trial

On October 15, 2018, a District of Columbia Superior Court jury determined that American University discriminated against Loubna Skalli Hanna, Ph.D., on the basis of her age, when it denied her application for tenure and promotion.  The jury awarded Dr. Hanna $1,151,000 in economic damages and $175,000 in emotional distress damages.  Zuckerman Law Principal, Eric … Continued

Why can’t the tech industry decode the glass ceiling for women executives?

Despite the tech industry’s reputation for fostering innovative concepts and novel ways to approach challenges, the industry still has not been able to solve the persistent glass ceiling that prevents women from being promoted into a proportionate share of executive positions. For example, according to a comprehensive survey by the AnitaB.org, even though women account for … Continued