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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

Good for Google—Taking Corrective Action Against Sex Stereotyping

By Amy Epstein Gluck Reminiscent of Jerry Maguire’s mission statement (“The Things We Think and Do Not Say”) and subsequent firing, it has been widely reported today that Google fired an employee for his “manifesto,” which purported to explain why women are not suited to working in the tech industry and/or why men are more…
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Kudos To G.E. As It Strives to “Balance the Equation” With Women

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Though I felt I was scaling mountains in Honors Bio during my sophomore year in high school and during six months of balancing equations, General Electric’s plan to “balance the equation” makes perfect sense to me…and likely to others. This year, General Electric, the science, technology, and engineering industry giant, revealed…
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Working Mamas and Lactation Law

By: Amy Epstein Gluck The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding children for six months after birth. While some mothers do and some don’t, how does a working mother cope with breastfeeding in the workplace? Well, I had the luxury of closing and locking my office door at work to pump breast milk when my…
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Supremes Save Transgender Rights For Another Day

By: Amy Epstein Gluck By now, most people (who read or watch the news, anyway) know that the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) just vacated a lower court ruling in a transgender student’s favor and sent the case back to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision followed the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) and…
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Workplace Gender Disparity: Perceptions Are Not Always Reality

“To be a woman in the United States is to feel unequal, despite great strides in gender equality, according to a wide-ranging poll about gender in postelection America released Tuesday. It’s catcalls on the street, disrespect at work, and unbalanced responsibilities at home.” (New York Times, 1/17/17). In spite of this, studies show a stark…
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Virginia Is For ALL Lovers, Including LGBTQ

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Hello Dulles Technology Corridor, there are some new employment requirements in town for you businesses that work with the state government. Today, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order requiring all future state contractors with the Executive Branch to agree to a non-discrimination policy specifically based on sexual orientation 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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Sex Discrimination v. Equality At BigLaw and Other Workplaces

By: Amy Epstein Gluck I know I have been prolific these past few months about gender equality, sexual harassment, retaliation, and equal pay (or lack thereof). I’ve talked to you about a myriad of scenarios: sex discrimination and unequal pay at BigLaw (also see Rich’s excellent BigLaw post here) and for the U.S. Women’s Soccer…
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Locker Room Banter—The New Normal? Harvard Soccer Woes

By Amy Epstein Gluck Oh Harvard…not you too! It seems there is no place safe from sexual harassment and discrimination. We’ve post—a LOT—about workplace sexual harassment and discrimination, but it seems this type of behavior starts earlier. Is locker room banter the new normal? I hope not. Accustomed to being viewed as a bastion of…
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Combating “Bro-priating”—Amplification, and It Works!

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Last month, I wrote about a WaPo article about a tool that female presidential staffers implemented in the Oval Office called “amplification.” Juliet Eilperin reported on the meeting strategy employed by the women: “[W]hen a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced…
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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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