$1.3 million verdict against American University in age discrimination trial

$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

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

Lifehacker talks with Eric Bachman about the nuts and bolts of reporting workplace sexual harassment

Eric Bachman recently caught up with Lifehacker to explore the various options to effectively report sex harassment at work. Why harassment is often not reported According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), only about 30% of employees who are harassed at work actually report it to someone at work.  “In other words, based on … Continued