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

Employers, Your Return-to-Work Policies Should Include Accommodation Requests

By: Amy Epstein Gluck As an employment lawyer, I’ve been pretty busy these past couple of week reviewing, revising, and creating return-to-work policies for clients. I’ve got lists. My lists have lists. There’s the social distancing protocol list, hand sanitizer/hand-washing list, and the various federal, state, and local mandates and recommendations, just to name a…
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Disabled Worker Settles Suit Against (Guess) … Provider of Disability Services

Chalk up another easy settlement for the EEOC – an ADA disability lawsuit by an employee who worked for a non-profit which … (take a guess) … provides job opportunities to people with disabilities! Yes, here’s another health care or related provider which ignored our constant refrain that they are in the cross hairs of…
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Employers, Are Your Supervisors Prepared for Accommodation Requests for Mental Health Issues?

By: Amy Epstein Gluck If your answer is anything other than “yes, absolutely,” we should really talk. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified employees with mental health impairments the same as it does employees with physical disabilities—as long as the employee can perform the essential functions of the job and the accommodation does not impose…
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Can I require my employees to get a flu shot?

By: Amy Epstein Gluck It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Are you singing that ditty on your way to work? No? Well, it’s not holiday time, but it is the start of flu season yet again. This is on my mind because I got a flu shot late yesterday afternoon, felt like crap, and…
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Employers, Retaliating Against An Employee Who Discloses a Disability Is a Sure Way To Get Sued

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Let’s start with this fun fact: retaliation is the most frequently filed discrimination claim. Need proof? I’ll provide some statistics from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 data shows that retaliation continued to be the most frequently filed charge filed; retaliation charges comprised 51.6% of all charges…
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Manager Training Time!

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Guess what I’m doing this week? Nope, not at the beach. No, no, I’m not sipping a cappuccino at a charming Parisian bakery. And, no, I’m not holed up in my basement office becoming more Vitamin D deficient by failing to step outside. I’m TRAINING! What kind of training, you ask?…
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Employers, Can You Fire An Employee In Rehab for An Opioid Addiction?

By: Amy Epstein Gluck As the late, great Amy Winehouse sang: They tried to make me go to rehab I said, “no, no, no” Employers, if an employee seeks leave to go to rehab, your refrain is more likely to be, “yes, yes, yes.” Why? If an employee seeks help to treat an addiction, said employee…
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One State Guides Employers To Establish Workplace Mental Health Standards

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Did you know that California passed a law last year that establishes voluntary standards for workplace mental health? No? I didn’t either, and we should talk about this. What Kind of Law? Under the law, the state is creating guidelines to help companies strengthen access to mental health care for their employees,…
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Failing To Provide Accommodations for Mental Health Issues Comes At A Price

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Employers must catch on: mental illness is prevalent in our workplaces. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately 1 in 5 adults —43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year, and of those adults, about 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—9.8 million, or 4.0%—experiences a serious mental illness…
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Iron Throne or Boardroom—Leadership Matters

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Who will rule Westeros? Or, in employment-speak, who will become the CEO of Westeros? So, I love Game of Thrones. I really love it, and the last two years have been kind of brutal waiting for the start of the very last season. But it’s here, and it’s tonight. TONIGHT. And this…
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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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