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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

Fire Department In Flames With Discrimination and Retaliation Claims

Quite often, retaliation claims bite employers in the backside rather than employees’ underlying claims for sexual or race-based harassment and other forms of discrimination. That’s what I was thinking as I read about a complaint filed last month against the Hillsboro government and chiefs at the Hillsboro Fire & Rescue Department. Three current employees allege…
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One Mama's Memo: Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Retaliation Policies Must Be Enforced To Be Effective

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Your anti-discrimination, -harassment, and -retaliation policies must be enforced to be effective. It’s likely that this is no news flash, but in practice, people tend to forget. Case in point: yet another public memo to a household name company demonstrating that all that glitters may not be gold. What am I…
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A Steak, Medium-Rare, With Sides of Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

By: Amy Epstein Gluck I read yesterday that two current lawsuits claim that a celebrated steakhouse sustains a culture of sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. In one of the two cases, a female server alleged that a regular customer grabbed her from behind and “placed his hand beneath her crotch and in between her thighs”…
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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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EEOC Quantifies Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Claims for 2018…So Far.

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Remember I just told you here that workplace harassment claims increased markedly in the last year? Well, some financial data is in. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it obtained approximately $505 million for nearly 68,000 victims of discrimination in the workplace, broken down as follows: $354 million through mediation, conciliation,…
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Race Discrimination Based on More Than Color—“Jewish Blood”

By: Amy Epstein Gluck So this Report and Recommendation, out of the District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Alexandria Division), graced my screen today. The question U.S. Magistrate Mark L. Hornsby faced was whether federal anti-discrimination law’s prohibition of racial discrimination protects a job applicant who does not get the job because of…
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Fired Up About Retaliation

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Your Memorial Day post is here! On behalf of two battalion chiefs in one Northern Virginia Fire and Rescue Department, the ACLU filed charges of discrimination this week with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) alleging that the department retaliated against them after they pushed the Department to discipline an employee…
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Oh Harvey! We’ll Need a Memo to the File

By Amy Epstein Gluck Until last Thursday, the name Harvey Weinstein evoked popular culture of the 1990’s and 2000’s. Weinstein is the producer who gave us beautiful, lyrical films like The English Patient and Chocolat. He made groundbreaking movies like Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction (personally, my favorite soundtrack), and Carol, and produced the popular…
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Every Kiss Begins With "Cut it out!"

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Hot on the heels of allegations about the workplace culture of sexual harassment at Uber came the release of nine years’ worth of documents in a private class-action arbitration against another industry giant. As The Washington Post reported yesterday, declarations from hundreds of women and men who worked at one well-known…
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Retaliation and Opposition—A Major Headache for Employers

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Big Pharma, when will you learn? Not anytime soon, it seems. This week, former vice president Irene Laurora sued Bayer in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey alleging, among other claims, discrimination and retaliation after she protested the company’s mistreatment of a pregnant colleague. In the lawsuit, Ms. Laurora, former…
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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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