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Who is a similarly situated employee in an employment discrimination case?



There are a number of factors that go into deciding who ultimately should be considered as similarly situated employees. Some of the criteria that courts will look to are, did you hold the same job title? Do you have the same supervisor? Do you have the same job responsibilities? How long have you and the other employee been at the company? Those are the main factors that they’re going to look into to see whether or not that person should qualify as a similarly situated employee. That’s important because it’s a key tool in proving employment discrimination to be able to point to somebody. Let’s say it’s a woman who believes she’s been discriminated against to be able to point to a similarly situated man who’s been treated better. That’s going to go a long to showing that you were discriminated against at work.

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Bachman writes frequently on employment discrimination issues at the Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog and has been quoted in national media about discrimination cases.   U.S. News and Best Lawyers® have named Zuckerman Law a Tier 1 firm in Litigation – Labor and Employment in the Washington DC metropolitan area.  Contact us today to find out how we can help you.  To schedule a preliminary consultation, click here or call us at (202) 769-1681.

Eric Bachman litigates employment discrimination and whistleblower retaliation cases. He can be reached at (202) 769-1681 and [email protected]. Bachman is Chair of the discrimination and retaliation Practices at Zuckerman Law. Previously, Bachman served as Special Litigation Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and a Deputy Special Counsel with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.