Women Lawyers: Fed Up with Trickle Down Sexism in American Legal System- Fight Comes to San Francisco
No other place in American society is the glass ceiling more firmly intact than in our legal system.
By fact, women lawyers earn less than their male counterparts.
Women lawyers appear to get lower fee awards than men.
Women still make up less than 30% of the country's sitting judges.
As 2016 sees the first true female contender for President, other women across the country , who have remained silent for decades, are suddenly taking risks to effect change related to gender bias that remains woven in the fabric of American society.
Other women are suing law firms that have flagrantly discriminated and Whistleblowers are blowing their whistles louder than ever.
Woman Files Gender Bias Suit Against Sedgwick
This week Traci Ribeiro of the 200 law firm, Sedgwick, sued one of America's largest law firms, claiming women can not break the glass ceiling at Sedgwick .
Ms. Ribeiro appears to be ramped up to expose the firm's dirty little gender bias secrets.
The fight elevated when the case was filed in San Francisco. The Bay Area continues to be ground zero for breaking the glass that is so firmly protecting an antiquated and gender biased legal system .
Good luck Traci!