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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

Virginia Is For ALL Lovers, Including LGBTQ

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Hello Dulles Technology Corridor, there are some new employment requirements in town for you businesses that work with the state government. Today, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order requiring all future state contractors with the Executive Branch to agree to a non-discrimination policy specifically based on sexual orientation and…
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Doing the People's Business? Sexual Harassment Is Everywhere

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Everyone, I have one thing to say: I. Can’t. Even. I can’t even with this stuff! You can’t make it up! On Monday, in a closed door meeting, the night before the new Congress was sworn in, the House Republicans voted to eliminate the only independent ethics oversight of their actions,…
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May The Force Be With Her—Carrie Fisher aka Princess Leia Spoke Out About Mental Illness In and Out of Her Workplace

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Carrie Fisher is an iconic hero. Not only did she portray a princess and one of the greatest leaders of the Rebel Alliance, eventual savior of the universe and all of its many galaxies, but Fisher is also well known for speaking up about a matter that most employees tend to…
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Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII—CLARIFICATION

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck The District Court of Connecticut decided Boutillier v. Hartford Public Schools, No. 3:13-CV-01303-WWE (November 17, 2016). So, when I exuberantly advised that the Second Circuit came to play, I should have written that federal courts within the Second Circuit were showing up to play! So let’s try this again: Well, this…
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Amherst Cracks Down on “Locker Room Banter”—Another Team Bites the Dust

By Amy Epstein Gluck First Harvard, then Columbia, and now Amherst College. What do these schools have in common? They are all elite colleges, yes, that’s true. They are all perched high up on various lists on U.S. News and World Report’s rankings. And, it seems, Amherst is now joining the list of schools with…
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Retaliation and Opposition—A Major Headache for Employers

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Big Pharma, when will you learn? Not anytime soon, it seems. This week, former vice president Irene Laurora sued Bayer in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey alleging, among other claims, discrimination and retaliation after she protested the company’s mistreatment of a pregnant colleague. In the lawsuit, Ms. Laurora, former…
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A How-To Guide to LGBT Corporate Policies

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck As Montell Jordan sang in the 90s—”this is how we do it.” Thanks to my partner Ken Thompson for finding me this awesome graphic! Anyway, need a good example of a corporate culture founded on equal treatment regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity? I’ve got one for you:  powerhouse Dow…
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Serena Williams Aces The Equal Pay Issue

By Amy Epstein Gluck “To all incredible women who strive for excellence” begins Serena Williams in an open letter about sexism and wage disparity between males and females in sports for Porter Magazine’s ‘Incredible Women of 2016’ issue, which  The Guardian reprinted this week. Serena Williams is one of the most amazing athletes in the…
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Sex Discrimination v. Equality At BigLaw and Other Workplaces

By: Amy Epstein Gluck I know I have been prolific these past few months about gender equality, sexual harassment, retaliation, and equal pay (or lack thereof). I’ve talked to you about a myriad of scenarios: sex discrimination and unequal pay at BigLaw (also see Rich’s excellent BigLaw post here) and for the U.S. Women’s Soccer…
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Sexual Harassment—Still Illegal, And Attorneys’ Fees May Be Awarded Too

By: Amy Epstein Gluck So, busy week. I thought it best to start with a reminder: sexual harassment in the workplace is still illegal. And while it abounds, if your employees sexually harass other employees not only might you be hit with a hefty damage award, but you may have to pay the attorneys’ fees…
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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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