Resolved lawsuit wherein a female accountant working for a firm did not make partner. Employee alleged she was told multiple times that she needed to dress more femininely, speak more femininely, and that she was too aggressive when interacting with clients. The accounting firm denied the accusations, and claimed that while the employee was a “good accountant,” she did not have a sufficient book of business to make partner.
Settled a case involving a female employee of an insurance company who was transferred to a new male manager. The employee claimed that the manager had created a “boy’s club” atmosphere, provided male employees with business generation opportunities that she did not get, and spent far more time mentoring the male employees than he did for female employees.
Resolved a failure to hire case involving a woman who claimed she was not hired after disclosing in an interview that she loved children and planned to have a big family. The applicant claimed that before this topic came up, the male interviewer was extremely enthusiastic about hiring her, and everything “obviously changed” after the discussion about children.
Settled a case concerning a male employee of a high-end clothing chain. After being passed up several times for promotion to a management position in favor of female employees with less tenure and experience, plaintiff was allegedly told “men don’t understand our clientele,” and “only gay men can handle that position.”