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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

He Said/She Said-Making Informed Business Decisions in the #MeToo Era

By: Amy Epstein Gluck The #MeToo Movement shows no signs of slowing. Now, more than any other time, companies are galvanized to prevent or, if prevention fails, to correct unlawful harassment where they find it. You Are Doing Everything Right! Right? You, Employer (including you, start-ups!), have your clear anti-harassment policy with definitions, examples, complaint,…
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Gender Pay Inequity—Across the Pond

By: Amy Epstein Gluck England seems to be sharing America’s gender pay gap woes. Former BBC journalist Carrie Gracie, former China editor, recently explained to British legislators that she left in protest about her pay when she discovered that her male peers, including the male North America and Middle East editor, earned “at least 50…
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Sexual Harassment Guidelines—Wonder Woman Gets It!

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Wait, what? What does Wonder Woman have to do with employment law? The set of the sequel to Wonder Woman—aptly named Wonder Woman 2—is the first film, officially, to adopt the Producer’s Guild of America’s (“PGA”) recently announced sexual harassment guidelines in the wake of ongoing sexual harassment accusations in Hollywood. This…
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I Love Lists! Dissecting One Sexual Harassment Prevention List

By: Amy Epstein Gluck I love lists. I love “plans.” After all, as a lawyer, my day is usually suffused with them. I’ve even given them to you, employers! Right here in this blog! What To Do If Someone Complains About Sexual Harassment For example, here I gave you a list of steps to take…
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Over 40? You’re “Outta Here!”

By: Amy Epstein Gluck So you’re getting $400,000. For what? A house? Years of annual salary? Renovations? No. This is the amount one hospital in Colorado will have to pay for terminating 29 employees—every single one of whom was over 40 years-old.The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) just ordered the hospital to make this significant…
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Time's Up!

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Some mighty powerful women have been getting together to create a plan to combat sexual harassment, gender inequality, retaliation, and to try to change “the way things are.” As my mom used to say, these women have “had it up to here!” (An aside: where’s “here”? I never got that, and…
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Diversity & Inclusion Done Right

We’ve talked about G.E.’s goals to achieve gender parity by “balancing the equation,” here, by introducing a council to inform future retention strategies, including career advancement and leadership development opportunities for women, and by implementing employee programs and benefits that engender a fair and inclusive culture where all employees can thrive. Other companies are successfully…
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“'The Weinstein Effect'” on Holiday Parties—No Booze? What A Snooze!

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Human Resources Departments are wringing their proverbial hands this month about the company holiday party. Open bar? No bar? Drinks tickets? Like, 2 per person. No party at all? What to do, what to do. In this article, WaPo features reporter Lavanya Ramanathan writes about these considerations that companies, particularly their…
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Sexual Harassment Prevention 101

It has been quite a year in employment law! The exposure and explosive aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal opened the floodgates for sexual harassment claims, which rippled across industries and workplaces with employers reevaluating their policies and committing to end such treatment. However, we see that confusion remains about what actually constitutes…
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“Too Butch”— Sex Stereotyping

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck While discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is still not expressly prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), the federal anti-discrimination law that prohibits sex discrimination, (although the issue is currently before the courts) discrimination on the basis of gender stereotypes is proscribed. By…
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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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