The interplay between Title VII and the Equal Pay Act and why it matters in your pay discrimination claim

High profile glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case settles

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it had settled a long-running glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case on behalf of female employees against Sterling Jewelers. The main focus of the EEOC’s complaint alleged that Sterling Jewelers had a glass ceiling for female retail sales employees under which women were paid less and were not promoted … Continued

$35 million settlement reached in race discrimination/glass ceiling case

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  African-American financial advisors at Wells Fargo have reached a proposed $35 million settlement to resolve their class action lawsuit, which asserts that a racial glass ceiling for promotions and pay existed at the company.  A federal judge in the Illinois Northern District Court in Chicago must still approve the class action settlement.  If approved, the $35 million … Continued

4 key points about EEOC discrimination charges

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  1. What is an EEOC discrimination charge and why is it important for me to file one? If you are considering filing a glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case, or other employment discrimination claim, you need to know about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) discrimination charge filing process.  Generally, someone who believes they have been … 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