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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

The Missing Link? NO! The Causal Link Needed to Prove Pretext of Discrimination

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Here’s an interesting decision for employers that caught my eye this morning, which illustrates a significant aspect of employment discrimination litigation—there must be a nexus, a link, nay a causal link between the alleged discrimination and the adverse decision. Facts of One Case Discussing this Causal Link An employer, a battery…
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Employers, Do You Have “Meaningful Measures” In Place to Combat Disability Discrimination? #ADA

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck What’s not a good idea? Terminating an employee who requests a reasonable accommodation. Or failing to even discuss said accommodation. One employer found this out the hard way. Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the federal anti-discrimination laws including the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA),…
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Psst…did you know it was Disability Awareness Month?

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Well, it is! And, in honor of that, I bring you a new law affecting most New York City employers, at least those with more than four employees. The law applies to all of your employees, whether full- or part-time, interns (paid or unpaid), temps, and protects more NYC employees than…
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New Jersey Federal Court: Employer Need Not Waive Drug Test for Medical Marijuana User

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Remember—despite the legalization of medical marijuana in a majority of states, marijuana remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”), which lists cannabis as a prohibited Schedule 1 illegal drug. What does it mean to be a Schedule 1 drug? “Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs…
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Oklahoma!

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck No, I’m not talking about the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and then film where girl chooses between two boys. I’m talking about marijuana. Medical marijuana. Oklahoma recently became the latest state to enact a medical marijuana law. The relevance from an employment law standpoint is that employers can no longer take…
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Employers, Do You Need To Accommodate An Employee’s Use of Medical Marijuana?

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Maybe. But maybe the question is not whether you need to but whether you should, given the way the judicial winds have been blowing. We have long been blogging about the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (“ADA”) requirements that employers (with more than 15 employees) must provide a reasonable accommodation to a qualified employee…
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Reminder—Destigmatization of Mental Illness In The Workplace

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck 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 employers about the significance of…
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How Not to Handle an ADA Accommodation Request

We have a special treat for you today—a guest blogger! Rich and I welcome our employee benefits partner Gary Lawson’s article to this Blog— By: Gary Lawson Whether or not your business has employees within the boundaries of the federal  6th Circuit (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee), there are some important lessons employers should learn from…
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The ADA’s Interactive Process—Not “One and Done”

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck “I provided medical leave for Joe Schmoe [or Sally Jessie]. Aren’t I done? Haven’t I complied with the law?” Sometimes yes, and sometimes no. Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the federal anti-discrimination laws, announced a large (i.e., six figures) monetary settlement against an employer—a…
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Truckers Sue Under The ADA

I don’t know why, but it seems that employment discrimination lawsuits involving trucking companies are becoming a staple over at the EEOC.  As I collect disability cases filed by the EEOC against medical and healthcare folks (“easy pickins’ for thhe EEOC”), it seems that I am encountering a growing number of such cases involving truck…
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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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