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

$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

Pew survey sheds new light on glass ceiling discrimination in STEM jobs

A new survey by the Pew Research Center illuminates the ongoing glass ceiling faced by female employees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The survey results are consistent with an earlier study regarding female scientists about which the Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog previously posted. Key findings of the survey According to the survey’s findings, … Continued

The “bamboo ceiling” and the lack of Asian-American executives in Silicon Valley

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Much attention has rightly been focused on the glass ceiling discrimination that exists in many of the most profitable industries in America, including the financial and technology sectors. One issue, however, that has not been explored as deeply is the under-representation of Asian-American employees in the executive ranks (dubbed the “bamboo ceiling”) of technology companies. The … Continued

Strength in numbers: how to use evidence of discrimination against other employees

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In glass ceiling, promotion discrimination, and harassment cases, an important source of information is often the way in which the company has treated other employees. For example, in a race discrimination glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case, if the company has rejected a dozen qualified, African-American candidates for the same high-level position while promoting less qualified white … Continued