“Age discrimination is a problem. Botox isn’t the solution”

Chere Estrin's "Are You Pretty Enough for your Job" was Featured in an Article on Fortune Magazine 10/27/21 Issue "Age discrimination is a problem. Botox isn’t the solution" the article's author Emily Peck jumps right in ... "Even as companies struggle to hire amid labor shortages and the so-called Great Resignation, older workers are having trouble finding jobs. Particularly women. Sixty-nine...

Has your boss fallen out of love with you?

Brutally honest signs there’s trouble in paradise By Chere B. Estrin  Does this sound familiar? You landed your dream job at a firm that promotes from within, has given you a salary that surpasses anything you have ever received and has all the same values you have ever sought in a position. Added to that, the atmosphere is great, teamwork rampant and well, let’s not even go into the...

Going On’s…..This ‘n Thats…..

Tough week?  Take a few moments to enjoy our guest blogger, Celia Elwell, RP and senior paralegal, who sends us interesting links and articles.  Enjoy! Judge Throws Out RICO Claims Against Johnson & Johnson, by Shannon P. Duffy, The Legal Judge Dismisses BP Oil Spill Fraud Lawsuit, by Maureen Cosgrove, Awards $900 Thousand In Age Discrimination Case, by Ellen Simon, Employee’s...

“She knows there’s more to diversity than lip service”

Don't you just love it when someone puts her money where it counts? This Houston Chronicle story tells about that & more:"Cathy Lamboley's epiphany changed both her wardrobe and the way some Houston law firms do business. "Lamboley, who last week announced her upcoming retirement as general counsel of Shell Oil Co., used to wear corporate-issue business suits with those ubiquitous...

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

So, what do you do for this big day? Take your kids to work? Does your firm or company participate?  "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day has grown from a modest scope in its pilot year to include businesses large and small, unions, hospitals, manufacturing plants, arts groups, social agencies, schools and government offices. The latter list has included NASA, the CIA, the courts...

“Male Paralegals: Is There Really a Glass Elevator?”

Very interesting question raised on LawCrossing. Diversity in the workplace is good, right?"It is not uncommon these days to see more men doing traditionally female jobs such as teaching preschool and kindergarten and working as librarians, legal assistants or paralegals, bank tellers, speech pathologists, secretaries, data-entry workers, nurses, or even maids. According to the Bureau of...

“Give Women A Fair Pay Day”

Think your salary is fair & equitable? Responses might just depend on your gender: "We’re coming up on Equal Pay Day again. That’s the day in April every year—this year the 24th—when women’s earnings finally catch up with what men made by December 31 of the previous year. Women’s groups, led by the National Committee on Pay Equity, will rally on Capitol Hill to call attention...

“Women’s Work: Never Too Nice”

So, are you too nice at work? Or not nice enough? This article explains the drawbacks of both: "Working women were once kept beneath the glass ceiling because they were considered 'too nice.' Now they're being held back because they aren't nice enough. "In an effort to erase gender discrimination, many companies have been abandoning their emphasis on stereotypical male qualities like...

“Does a Provocative Pose Help or Hurt a Job Search?”

Well, this is an interesting question. Legal blogger Carolyn Elefant pointed it out on Legal Blog Watch. : "Over at Counsel to Counsel, Stephen Sackler wonders whether a law firm will hire the photogenic female law student who posed for this photo that's now permanently cached on the Internet. "...Personally, I've always thought that a job applicant's good looks and sex appeal,...