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Fisher Broyles Firm blog

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

Fisher Broyles Firm blog

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

Double Standards and Sex Stereotypes? Just ask Serena Williams.

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Settle in people, and grab some coffee because I have a lot to say today about Saturday’s Grand Slam between the legendary Serena Williams and upcoming powerhouse Naomi Osaka. Before you ask, “But, Amy, what does this have to do with employment and the workplace?” The tennis court is Serena Williams’…
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Sexual Harassment: R-E-S-P-E-C-T in Fire Departments

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Damn, I miss Aretha. Back, way back, in early 2016, I told you here about a Colorado fire department’s $75,000 settlement with a former female firefighter to settle claims of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. The woman had filed a complaint with the EEOC (a complainant’s necessary first step prior to…
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New Jersey Federal Court: Employer Need Not Waive Drug Test for Medical Marijuana User

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Remember—despite the legalization of medical marijuana in a majority of states, marijuana remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”), which lists cannabis as a prohibited Schedule 1 illegal drug. What does it mean to be a Schedule 1 drug? “Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs…
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EEOC to Airline—When You Receive a Sexual Harassment Complaint, Do Something About It!

By: Amy Epstein Gluck People: the best drafted, airtight, protective anti-harassment policies in your workplace are no good at all if you do not enforce them. It is simply insufficient to profess that you do not tolerate sexual harassment. When an alleged victim of sexual harassment complains to you (“you,” as in the employer, the…
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A Federal Jury Sends a Message in the #MeToo Era

By: Amy Epstein Gluck #MeToo is real. That is, #MeToo as a movement or an era or even a concept applies to real people of all backgrounds, to blue collar as well as white collar workers. One thing I know for sure—no one sets out desiring to be in the #MeToo club. In fact, I’d…
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Race Discrimination Based on More Than Color—“Jewish Blood”

By: Amy Epstein Gluck So this Report and Recommendation, out of the District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Alexandria Division), graced my screen today. The question U.S. Magistrate Mark L. Hornsby faced was whether federal anti-discrimination law’s prohibition of racial discrimination protects a job applicant who does not get the job because of…
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Oklahoma!

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck No, I’m not talking about the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and then film where girl chooses between two boys. I’m talking about marijuana. Medical marijuana. Oklahoma recently became the latest state to enact a medical marijuana law. The relevance from an employment law standpoint is that employers can no longer take…
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Checking In With BigLaw and Equal Pay

By: Amy Epstein Gluck During the last couple of years, we have explored the twin issues of sex discrimination and gender pay disparities. We have examined it in the arenas of professional sports, universities, restaurants, Silicon Valley, and several different types of workplaces…including law firms. We’ve explained that true parity in the workplace can raise productivity…
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Racial Harassment—A Case Study On “Severe or Pervasive”

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Use of the “n-word” in the workplace seems to be continuing, unabated. You guys are not going to believe this scenario alleged in a lawsuit filed this week. The allegations are…appalling. As reported by WaPo here, last year a black employee worked as a warehouse specialist for an energy company in…
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Employers, Do You Need To Accommodate An Employee’s Use of Medical Marijuana?

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Maybe. But maybe the question is not whether you need to but whether you should, given the way the judicial winds have been blowing. We have long been blogging about the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (“ADA”) requirements that employers (with more than 15 employees) must provide a reasonable accommodation to a qualified employee…
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RICHARD COHEN
Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States.

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AMY EPSTEIN GLUCK
Amy Epstein Gluck has represented individuals and corporate clients in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and various federal district courts for more than twenty years. Ms. Epstein Gluck’s current practice areas include employment law—advising on and drafting employment agreements; handling employment negotiations, severance agreements, noncompete and nondisclosure agreements, “wrongful terminations” and other EEO matters; representation at the EEOC level; advising employers about discrimination laws and how to remain in compliance, and employment negotiations.

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