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GLASS CEILING Definition & Legal Meaning

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The next stage or level of advancement barred by some invisible barrier. Although illegal, such practices exist in most countries. Age, ethnicity, political or religious affiliation, and/or sex are typical barriers. A section of qualified and deserving employees are typically barred.


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