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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

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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LGBTQ Employees Face A Double Stigma

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Last year, when I wrote about destigmatizing mental health issues, I informed you that one in four adults in the U.S. suffer from some type of mental disability. When we talked about sexual harassment being an epidemic—and this was pre-Weinstein!—I mentioned EEOC-reported testimony that one in four women face harassment in the workplace. Well, guess…
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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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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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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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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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