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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

Dear Uber,…

A couple of days ago, the New York Times reported about Uber’s sexual harassment woes when one of its engineers, Susan Fowler, blogged (on her personal account) about her sub-par treatment at Uber after she reported sexual harassment claims to the human resources department and they were ignored. As both Rich and I have said,…
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“What Are You Like In Bed?” Not A Good Thing To Ask An Employee…Nor is Groping

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Just in case you worried because I haven’t written about sexual harassment in a while, do not be alarmed! I’ve been obsessed with my twitter feed, like much of the country. But…never fear! Sexual harassment is alive and well. Indeed, it is thriving. Last week, a waitress at an Olive Garden…
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Coming Soon: NEW EEOC Harassment Guidance

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces our country’s federal anti-discrimination laws, released for public input a proposed enforcement guidance addressing unlawful harassment. You can read the 75-page proposed guidance document at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EEOC-2016-0009 and provide comments to the EEOC until February 9, 2017. The last guidance…
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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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Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII—CLARIFICATION

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck The District Court of Connecticut decided Boutillier v. Hartford Public Schools, No. 3:13-CV-01303-WWE (November 17, 2016). So, when I exuberantly advised that the Second Circuit came to play, I should have written that federal courts within the Second Circuit were showing up to play! So let’s try this again: Well, this…
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Sexual Harassment—An Epidemic?

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck The upcoming TIME headline reads: “Gretchen Carlson wants to change the way women fight sexual harassment.” You can see the cover here. That’s exciting, and we can’t wait to see what she comes up with. Thanks to Circa for giving me a heads up. An Epidemic? TIME states: “Carlson gives an…
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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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Doctors Fire Doctor Taking Legally Prescribed Meds And Get Sued

By Richard Cohen Maybe my recent post about firing (or not hiring) employees who are taking legally prescribed medications was not read by two Atlanta physicians groups, because if they did they would have known that (1) terminating a physician “because of an actual disability and because he was perceived to be disabled due to his…
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Combatting Workplace Sexual Harassment: From the Top Down

By Richard Cohen The EEOC has long gone to bat for vulnerable workers, as readers of this blog know.  Indeed, it is one of the EEOC’s priorities set out in its Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”). I have written that in the many cases brought by the EEOC, “The common thread is the vulnerability of these workers: where they are powerless,…
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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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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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