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

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

To Sexually Harassing Lawmakers: “This Is Inappropriate And We Won’t Tolerate It"

Just when you thought that it was safe for politicians to come out and harass. … My post yesterday was about a Kentucky lawmaker who thinks that sexual harassment training is “ridiculous” and just “political correctness.”  He wants the 3-hour per year mandatory training for lawmakers reduced to 30 minutes.  He does not want to…
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Owner's "Shocking, Sexually Explicit Behavior": Company Must Pay $750,000

Employers should know that, from the top down, an anti-harassment tone and policy must be set. But what if the employer – the company owner – is the harasser? That’s what happened in a newly settled case. According to the EEOC, the owner of the company “sexually harassed female employees to a point where one worker was forced…
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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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One Last 2016 N-Word Lawsuit: Will It Stop In 2017?  

More than 50 years after the Civil Rights Acts were passed, racism continues in the society at large, and in the workplace in particular. I continue to post about every workplace racial harassment case that I see where the N-word or a noose is involved, hoping to impress upon employers the seriousness of this, and…
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Locker Room Banter Will Get You Fired, and Oh, Wait, It’s Against the Law

By Amy Epstein Gluck Everyone says it. It’s just how guys talk. They’re just words. I didn’t mean anything by it. This is all in good fun, right? No, no, and no. They’re not “just words.” Sexually charged comments or “locker room banter” made by executives, an employee, or supervisor to another employee may subject…
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Founder Of Anti-Abuse Charity Liable For Egregious Harassment Of Employee

By Richard Cohen, FisherBroyles Partner September 26, 2016 — Sometimes a story is so unbelievable (and horrific) that you do a double take and re-read it to see if you read it right the first time. The founder of a charity whose goal is to prevent abuse of vulnerable members of Scotland’s ethnic communities was…
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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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