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FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

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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Fired Up About Retaliation

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Your Memorial Day post is here! On behalf of two battalion chiefs in one Northern Virginia Fire and Rescue Department, the ACLU filed charges of discrimination this week with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) alleging that the department retaliated against them after they pushed the Department to discipline an employee…
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All The Single Ladies – No, Not Beyoncé

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck So, is “All the Single Ladies” on Capitol Hill this week? Nope. Rather, it’s Every. Single. Lady. What am I talking about? Am I talking in code? Am I about to go out on the road with Beyoncé? Not so much. I’m talking about this report that every single one of the…
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How To Slay The Dragon…I Mean, Eradicate Sexual Harassment

By: Amy Epstein Gluck As you can read most recently here and here, Rich Cohen and I advise and encourage employers to invest in interactive sexual harassment training tailored to the workplace. We think it is a crucial tool in slaying the vile beast that is sexual harassment in the workplace. However, our friends at…
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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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Setting the Record Straight on (Sexual) Harassment

By: Amy Epstein Gluck People are confused! From Uber to a well-known jewelry chain, ad agencies and TV hosts, from Harvey Weinstein to restaurant employees, I hear more and more that there is confusion about what actually constitutes sexual harassment or racial harassment or age-based harassment, etc.—let’s call it unlawful harassment. Recently, the spouse of…
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Workplace Bullies: They Do It Because You Are A Threat To Them

I discuss workplace bullies in my latest Above The Law article, Why Do Bully Bosses Bully Their Stars – And Redheads? It begins: “Where do workplace bullies come from? Simple – from bully kids. “What happens to bullies when they grow up? One would hope these mean girls and guys would stop their antics, but…
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Three Hours Of Harassment Training Is Just Paying Lip Service

One reader of my post last week was shocked that Kentucky lawmakers were required to take only three hours of sexual harassment training annually. And he is bemused that one such lawmaker wants to reduce that to 30 minutes annually: the lawmaker  feels that 3 hours is a “ridiculous” amount of time to sit in a classroom and is simply “political…
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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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