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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

Diversity and Inclusion: Best Response To Increased Sexual Harassment

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck On Halloween, I intend to head down to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for a public meeting titled “Revamping Workplace Culture to Prevent Harassment” with EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum. I plan on adding my 2 cents. Why? Well, I’ll tell you. Earlier this month, the EEOC released preliminary data for this year reporting…
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Psst…did you know it was Disability Awareness Month?

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Well, it is! And, in honor of that, I bring you a new law affecting most New York City employers, at least those with more than four employees. The law applies to all of your employees, whether full- or part-time, interns (paid or unpaid), temps, and protects more NYC employees than…
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LGBTQ Circuit Split, Meet the Religious Exemption

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Late last week, a 1000-member church group in Texas sued the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the federal anti-discrimination law. This group alleges that—despite the absence of a prohibition of discrimination based on sexual orientation…
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It's Sexual Harassment Prevention Day in New York!

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Today is the day for New York employers! What day, you might ask? Well, today New York’s brand spankin’ new sexual harassment laws become effective. Will there be a parade down 6th Avenue and 34th Street? I think not. In fact, I expect there will be relatively little fanfare as New…
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EEOC: Same-Sex and Race-Based Harassment is Not OK.

By: Amy Epstein Gluck The “n word” has surfaced in yet another lawsuit based on racial harassment. Also present is a type of “boys club” culture consisting of sex-based horseplay and other misconduct. The result? Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against one company for both race and sex-based harassment, claiming…
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Let My People Go! Or, Another Blow To Noncompetes

By: Amy Epstein Gluck As an employment lawyer for organizations large and small, I hear this common refrain: “I need an ironclad noncompete that stops my employees from running away with my business.” Not so fast! But why? This seems reasonable, right? Well…it depends. I know, you hear that a lot from lawyers. There are…
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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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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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