Menu
fist

Developments in LGBTQ Law: Good News From the Courts

Things have not been looking particularly rosy for the LGBTQ community and their allies and friends.  Vice President-Elect Mike Pence’s support of damaging conversion therapy and of laws discriminating against gay people are in keeping with the overall hostility to gay and transgendered Americans exhibited by Trump’s Administration writ large.  Every single cabinet member Trump has […]

Read More

Why Are Female Law Partners Making 44% Less Than Men?

Female partners make only 56 cents on the dollar. How do we fix that?

Read More

ICYMI: Shattering the Ceiling Oct 3-7

One article on how to talk about wanting a promotion. One article on how a victim of sex discrimination might come to be a Trump supporter. And three articles about some of Trump’s most egregious discrimination lawsuits.

Read More

Trump’s Sex (Discrimination) Scandals part two: “Sexy” More Important Than Merit in California

Discrimination lawsuits don’t just teach us Trump is #sexist. They also teach us he doesn’t know how to manage a company, let alone a country.

Read More

Trump’s Sex (Discrimination) Scandals part one: Harassment and Retaliation in Chicago

The unsavory aspects of Trump we see on the campaign trail are his M.O. in the workplace as well.

Read More

Independent Contractors, Uber, and Employees

On September 1, a federal judge certified a class action brought by three Uber drivers who asserted that they are employees and not, as the company had argued, independent contractors.   If the court’s decision it holds, it could be a big deal.  This employee vs. contractor determination may sound like arcane law speak, but […]

Read More

Q&A with Professor Schoenbaum

Regular readers of this blog are very familiar with Young v. UPS, a Supreme Court case about pregnancy discrimination.  Here at Shattering the Ceiling we are excited about the case – and about the outcome.  My colleagues have written here about why accommodating pregnant women is good for American families – and good for business and about why the […]

Read More

Mad Men: A Very Unfeminist Ending

Spoiler alerts Fans seem to be all over the map on the Mad Men series finale. When I watched it, I was candidly a little disappointed. But reflecting on it, I think that some of that disappointment speaks to the real world. In other words, Matthew Weiner, the show’s creator, seems to have captured the […]

Read More

Mission Possible? Ending Gender Discrimination Against Female Directors in Hollywood

The marginalization of women in Hollywood has gotten a lot of attention lately.  The Sony hacking scandal revealed glaring gender disparities in pay among movie stars and studio executives alike, and Patricia Arquette’s controversial Oscar acceptance speech demanded wage equality for women. Now the spotlight has shifted to the discrimination faced by female directors, after […]

Read More

Proving Gender Discrimination: Young and Pao’s Courageous Stand

Last month was big for those interested in the fight for gender equity in the workplace, as two largely publicized cases reached important turning points. On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Peggy Young in her pregnancy discrimination case against her employer, UPS.  On Friday, March 27, 2015, […]

Read More
shard4 shard5 shard7 shard9 shard10 shard11