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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

Waitresses: Vulnerable To Sexual Harassment

Those who harass vulnerable workers are on the EEOC’s radar.  Not a surprise: this is one of the EEOC’s announced priorities.  And who are “vulnerable workers?” The EEOC just announced (like yesterday) a $70,00 settlement with a Florida restaurant franchise.  It was alleged that the owner and manager sexually harassed female employees through unwelcome touching, stalking, and sexual comments.…
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If You Were A Health Provider Named “Mercy” or “Dignity” Would You Discriminate Against A Blind Employee And One With MS?

Unless you read this blog, you would think that “you can’t make this stuff up!” Readers: you know better. How long have I been flogging health care providers with the notion that the EEOC finds them easy pickins’ when it comes to discrimination against employees with disabilities and those who are pregnant? Think of it…
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“Stay Away If You Are Old" Church Tells Congregation Looking To Attract Young People

Yep, you read that correctly. “A struggling Minnesota church is asking its older parishioners to leave in hopes of making it more attractive to young families.” Huh? I guess this place believes that older people turn off younger people. Is this a religious tenet, or just personal ageism? This is not an employment-related story, but…
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"Stay Home and Bake Cookies!"

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Being female in a traditionally dominated male workplace can be tough. Several industries such as fire and police departments, automative services, and construction crews have long contained skewed gender ratios. Including truckers. Just ask one female truck driver who filed a complaint late last week in Pennsylvania federal court against her…
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No "N-Word," But A Noose: Brevity Is The Soul Of Witlessness

Two racial harassment cases were just settled by the EEOC and the only thing of real note to me is that the N-word apparently was not used.  This is an exception in these cases, of course. Racial animus still rears its ugly head in the workplace, as these cases evidence.   I try to post about every…
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“Ethical Veganism” Declared Covered By Employment Anti-Discrimination Law!

Well, not in the US.  At least, not yet. Progress, as many believe, might be measured by who gets protected in the workplace under the anti-discrimination laws, such as (without limitation), Title VII, the ADA or the ADEA.  That is, among other things, which classes of people, or which people who possess what characteristics, or which…
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Are BigLaw(yers) "Born To Run?"

Apologies to the Boss, but BigLaw lawyers were not born to run. . .  they had to be trained – long and hard: — to run the gauntlet of constant testing, competition, prep classes, more testing, no sleeping, more competition, and admissions folks who at first didn’t believe that you were the captain of the body surfing…
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Geriatric Care "Giant" versus Pregnant Nurse: Guess Who Won?

Now, why would a health care company discriminate against a pregnant or disabled employee? Seems to contradict everything that a health care provider is supposed to stand for. Now, why would a health care company discriminate against a pregnant or disabled employee? Seems to contradict everything that a health care provider is supposed to stand for. Seems also to…
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BigLaw: “If this is beginning to sound like the last days of Rome. …”

“This is undoubtedly the last generation for whom the traditional partnership model is the standard.” Wow. This quote is from *a blockbuster blog post ostensibly about lateral transfers in BigLaw but really about the sustainability and future of the BigLaw model in general. The author, Mark Cohen, of Legalmosaic, in analyzing lateral transfers in BigLaw, says…
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You Were Genetically Built To Work Like A Dog, KaBobby!

Here’s one last post for the old year, may it rest in peace.  And it’s a doozy.* (Apology upfront: the employee at issue was allegedly told that he was “genetically built” to work two jobs because of his national origin, not to work like a dog. I took a little poetic license because it sounded…
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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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