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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

Retaliation Charges Almost Half of EEOC's FY 2015 Filings

The types of employment discrimination charges filed with the EEOC always gives a good indication as to what is happening in the US workplace, even if is not always a perfect barometer. As it does annually, the EEOC just released its report for fiscal year 2015 (which ended September 30). It reported that there were…
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Women On Board = Profits

“Women in Company Leadership Tied to Stronger Profits, Study Says,” by Daniel Victor, is a must read article published today in the New York Times. According to the new study “Many corporations are lacking in gender diversity.  Almost 60 percent of the companies reviewed had no female board members, and more than 50 percent had no…
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Employment Mavens: Is “Extreme Gas” A Disability”

This is a real lawsuit, the allegations of which have gone viral because of all of the obvious jokes that can – and have been – made.  But it’s no joke to the sufferer – or the employer. Apparently an employee, who weighed 420 pounds, underwent gastric bypass surgery and as a result developed side effects: …
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Sex Discrimination Is Not Just About Sex

My partner, Amy Epstein Gluck, a veteran employment lawyer in DC and Virginia, has delighted me by agreeing to author a series of guest posts. This is the first in the series by Amy. In the last eighteen months, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has maintained that sexual orientation and gender identity is included within…
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Step Aside, Geezers: Young People Need Your Jobs!

I did a double-take when I saw that a Jersey lawyer was quoted in the Jersey Evening Post as saying that: “Young people may be forced to leave the Island to find work when anti-age discrimination law comes into effect in September.” Island?  New Jersey? Oh, not THAT Jersey — Jersey of the Channel Islands! Still,…
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A Bad Boss Can Be Bad For Your Health

I couldn’t resist an article by Ana Swanson in the Washington Post, entitled “Research says your bad boss may be making you sad, lazy and fat – Having a bad boss isn’t just unpleasant — it can also be bad for your health.” She writes that: “Of course, there are as many ways for bosses…
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Is Ageism Sexist?

I came across an intriguing article by Andrew Flowers entitled “Age Discrimination In The Job Market May Hurt Women More,’’ which has the sub-heading “Is Ageism Sexist?” What does that mean? The article begins by saying that: “Evidence keeps piling up that the deck is stacked against older workers who find themselves unemployed. And new research shows…
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Employer Which Wanted "Young Blood" Settles Case With Fired Older Employee

There’s not much to add to the title of this post – it pretty much says it all.  Except that, according to the EEOC, the company owner also claimed that he wanted “younger and peppier” employees when he fired a 52 year old employee. This settlement is noteworthy to me because I collect language used…
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Another Case Of Exploited Female Workers

I have written a lot about the six strategic enforcement priorities set out in the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP), which includes protecting “vulnerable” workers, such as immigrant and migrant workers. In an October post, I said “think Henry’s Turkey workers — who were ripe for exploitation.” Now, the EEOC has announced that “[o”]ne of the largest…
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“Voting With Their Feet,” Clients Flee Big Law: New Georgetown Law Report

Clients voting with their feet?  What does this have to do with employment law? Well, now for something completely different – an article not devoted to employment discrimination.  But still close to my heart. It’s been a year now since I went “over the wall” and left Big Law behind.  And I want to thank the hundreds…
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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.

Gluck Epstein, Amy BW Gray

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

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