Glass Ceiling

If you have found it hard to move up in your organization, regardless of your qualifications, credentials and skill level, you may have hit what is known as a glass ceiling. This is an invisible barrier that keeps women and other minorities from being able to advance within a company, often due to sex discrimination or racial discrimination.

At the Pittsburgh law firm of Samuel J. Cordes & Associates, we are strong advocates for employees who have experienced career limitations due to discrimination. To schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers, call 412-567-5444.

The Glass Ceiling Is Real

Though women make up more than half of the workforce, they are the minority in executive-level positions. Women and minorities also typically make less than Caucasian men in the same positions. Although gender and racial discrimination are against the law, women and minorities continue to face significant hurdles to workplace equality and career advancement.

Women may lose out on advancements due to maternity leave or pregnancy. Decisions not to advance a woman may also be based on gender stereotyping, or the way people expect a woman to behave. For example, in one 1980s case, a female executive was denied partnership because she did not wear enough makeup or jewelry. A male executive at her firm suggested that she consider taking a "course at charm school."

At the Pennsylvania law firm of Samuel J. Cordes & Associates, we stand up for women and minority employees who have been discriminated against. Because we have been working in employment law exclusively for more than a quarter of a century, we know how to address gender stereotyping and other important sex discrimination issues successfully.

Contact Our Pittsburgh Employment Law Office

If you have experienced sex discrimination in the workplace, contact us for a consultation with one of our attorneys. You may call 412-567-5444 or 866-570-1680 or contact us online.