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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

Sex Stereotyping, Transgender Status, and a Settlement with the EEOC

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Sex stereotyping is a form of sex discrimination. Sex discrimination violates the law. That is all. Kidding! But, really, this cannot be emphasized enough. One tire company learned this the hard way, i.e., expensively. What happened? Well, the plaintiff, a person named Woodward, applied for a position at one of the tire…
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Double Standards and Sex Stereotypes? Just ask Serena Williams.

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Settle in people, and grab some coffee because I have a lot to say today about Saturday’s Grand Slam between the legendary Serena Williams and upcoming powerhouse Naomi Osaka. Before you ask, “But, Amy, what does this have to do with employment and the workplace?” The tennis court is Serena Williams’…
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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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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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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.

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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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