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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

EEOC Releases Report On Annual Achievements

The EEOC just released its annual “Performance and Accountability Report” which “record[s] results in its enforcement efforts during fiscal year 2015, which ended Sept. 30.” The EEOC stated that it “continued to implement its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2012-2016, which the Office of Management and Budget authorized the Commission to extend through fiscal year 2018,…
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Has The EEOC Found Another Easy Target?

“Religious discrimination,” I noted in my post of September 14th, “formerly a backwater of discrimination law, has shot to the forefront in recent years.   Public policy and the expansion of the reach of Title VII meet claims of religious discrimination.   The political/legal struggles will likely take a while to resolve, if at all.”  I said that…
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Alright – So I Like Beating Dead Horses!

I said that I wouldn’t do it anymore, but I can’t help it. So I like beating dead horses. The dead horse in question? The never-ending EEOC lawsuits filed under the ADA which target medical or health care providers. When I wrote recently about three new such lawsuits filed by the EEOC, I quoted an…
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Employers May Not Bar Pregnant Employees From Work Because Of Outdated Myths Or Stereotypes

Two months ago I did a post called “The ADA: No Employment Decisions Based Upon Fears, Myths and Stereotypes.” I wrote about an ADA case and commented that “Now is as good a time as any to come back to the issue of employers claiming to base adverse employment decisions upon the ‘best interests of the…
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Stacking the Deck of Justice?

The New York Times is publishing an investigative series on consumer arbitration, which should interest everyone, including employment folks who are on both sides of the arbitration v. litigation issue when it comes to discrimination cases and class actions. In “Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice” (11/1/15) the Times reported that with respect to,…
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Is There Disability Discrimination If The Employer Didn’t Know The Terminated Plaintiff Had A Disability?

A recent court decision presents an interesting fact pattern not often seen in ADA cases. As we know, the ADA prevents discrimination against a qualified individual on the basis of disability, if the plaintiff can show that (1) he is disabled; (2) he is otherwise qualified for the position with or without reasonable accommodation; (3)…
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Disability Bias: Changing Employer Attitudes And Perceptions

I wrote a short post last week about a study highlighted in the recent New York Times article entitled “Study Using Fake Job Letters Exposes Bias Against Disabled.” I noted that the study “found a shockingly high rate of employment discrimination based upon disability – especially in companies not covered by the ADA. “ Some readers who reviewed…
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So How Much Does A Discrimination Lawsuit Really Cost?

I have preached for years the benefits of preventive law – that is, preventing claims and lawsuits by employing best practices in the workplace.   Aside from the grief and distraction of such lawsuits, ever think about how much such a lawsuit might cost?  Probably — but not enough to take the necessary steps to prevent them, I would…
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“Beauty Bias” – Should Looks Be A Protected Category?

I thought about “beauty bias” or “lookism” this morning, topics which I have written a lot about with respect to employment discrimination, when I read a thought provoking essay in the New York Times today entitled “Being Dishonest About Ugliness.” Julia Baird writes that “Adults often tangle themselves in knots when discussing physical appearance with children.…
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Disability Discrimination In Employment: New Study

An article in today’s New York Times reports on a significant study from Rutgers and Syracuse U. which found a shockingly high rate of employment discrimination based upon disability – especially in companies not covered by the ADA.   One professor called the study “the first serious attempt to do this kind of experiment on disability discrimination…
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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.

Amy Gluck Fisher Broyles

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