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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

How Do We Destigmatize and Accommodate Mental Health Impairments In The Workplace?

In honor of #mentalhealth awareness day, I remind you: There is a lot of talk these days about diversity and inclusion. And about accommodating those with disabilities. Remember: providing accommodations applies to employees with mental impairments too. Recently, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the anti-discrimination laws, has reminded…
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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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HR: Do Not Delay When Designating Leave Under the FMLA

By Amy Epstein Gluck As readers of this blog know, I don’t wade into FMLA territory. I leave that for my employment law partner Eric Meyer or to FMLA guru, Jeff Nowak at FMLA Insights. However, a wonderful bout of insomnia early this morning has me on the computer and my third cup of coffee by 7…
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Job Applicants and the ADA

By Amy Epstein Gluck Does the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) apply to job applicants as well as employees? Yes, indeed! One employer, an international customer service support provider for electronic devices in Nashville, Tennessee, just learned this lesson as it paid up $50K in a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for rejecting a…
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Opposition and Retaliation—Key Components of Laws Like Title VII and the ADA

By Amy Epstein Gluck Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the federal anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws, sued a Maryland-based employer for terminating a director because she spoke out against what she believed was disability discrimination perpetuated against her subordinate employee. The director complained to the HR Department of her…
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So Sue Me: One MORE "Low Hanging Fruit" Case in 2018

Well, I was wrong – my post last week was not the last one of the year, as I had promised, dealing with the EEOC’s targeting of “low hanging fruit.”  That is, targeting health care providers for alleged disability law violations. These cases are coming fast and furious. The EEOC just reached a “voluntary conciliation…
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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.

Richard Cohen Fisher Broyles

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.

Gluck Epstein, Amy BW Gray

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