Eric Bachman interviewed about combatting sexual harassment at work and negotiating severance packages

Eric Bachman interviewed about combatting sexual harassment at work and negotiating severance packages

A helpful new resource for employees, Simone, is designed to empower women to build successful professional lives.  The founders of Simone spoke with Eric Bachman about best practices in navigating difficult legal situations at work.  The full interview is here and below are some highlights: Simone: Eric, many of the people we’ve spoken to have … Continued

Leading discrimination lawyer issues guide to “Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Tips for Combatting Promotion Discrimination”

Despite significant gains made by women and minorities across corporate America, a stubborn glass ceiling prevents them from advancing to the most powerful and highest paying positions in the workplace.  For example, a recent study found that in 2017, the number of female Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) among Fortune 500 companies dwindled to just 5.4% … Continued

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

law firm partner employee or employer?

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

The glass ceiling thins the ranks of African-American managers in the financial services industry

The proportion of African-American managers in financial services companies has actually decreased from 2007 to 20015, according to a Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report released in November 2017. The report also outlines best practices to help combat the glass ceiling through changes to companies’ recruitment and retention efforts. HT to Joe Davidson of the Washington Post who covered … Continued

Eric Bachman interviewed about the impact of arbitration agreements on sexual harassment cases

confidential meeting; arbitration

Eric Bachman was recently interviewed on “The Why” news program to discuss the interplay between arbitration agreements and sexual harassment and employment discrimination cases. What is arbitration? When parties agree to arbitrate, it generally means they’ve agreed not file a case in court.  Instead, their legal dispute will be heard by a private, neutral, third … Continued