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FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

“America has always had trouble with black hair”: NYC intends to change that

Last year I wrote in Above The Law about a great article in The New York Times, entitled “Why Are Black People Still Punished for Their Hair?” by Ría Tabacco Mar.  It had as a sub-heading: “Only black people are shamed when they choose to wear hairstyles consistent with their natural hair texture.” She was told in…
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Heart Attacks, Hair On Fire and… Santa?

A new study on the dire health effects of workplace bullying and violence has been reverberating worldwide and, perhaps … maybe … possibly, might open the door to the possibility for the enactment, or at least serious discussion, of workplace anti-bullying legislation, which has been effectively stalled in the US. I wrote about this, and…
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"We will hang you. We will seriously lynch you" – and other heartwarming workplace stories

In my recent Above The Law post I asked, as the title: “Wanna Know What B * * * * *s, Black Beans and King Kong have in Common?” I started by saying that if you answered “nothing,” you would be … wrong. But if you answered that these are slurs used in the American workplace like…
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Which companies tolerate GCs who sexually harass?

A headline in the New York Law Journal this week puzzled me.  It read: “Most Companies Don’t Tolerate GCs Who Sexually Harass, Experts Say.” For sure, employers should not tolerate workplace sexual harassment, from anyone, especially GCs – as I teach in my harassment training sessions, “top down” behavior is reflected in general workplace behavior, and…
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"Men Lie, Women Can’t Negotiate: What Does This Mean?"

A very cryptic title for my Above The Law blog post today,  I know. Is there some nexus or connection between these two statements? Yes, it tums out, based upon some very interesting research published in the Harvard Business Review. There is a connection. The Professor who conducted the study said that she “found that the likelihood…
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Even Female Judges Get Harassed!

“I had dinner the other night with a classmate from law school who has spent the last 20 years as a New York jurist. … [S]he told me that she could not believe how rude and abusive some male lawyers were to her. Like talking over her, interrupting her, and trying in many respects to run…
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Screaming Partners and Sexism: Better Grin and Bear It If You're In It Just For The Money

Is the money enough to keep you at BigLaw? it  better be. As I just asked in my  Above The Law post, “What do you think about when you think about the virtues of BigLaw? Besides the money, I mean. [Silence] Ok, Ok … It’s the money.” I’ve extolled the virtues of BigLaw before: “the leisurely…
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Can a bird be a sexual harasser?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A parrot walks into a bar. … Not that one. The vulgar parrot in a nursing home. Yep, I admit that I’ve used this story (many times!) to illustrate the issue as to who can be a sexual harasser, an issue raised again in a recent federal…
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Pregnancy Discrimination Brings Out The Mummies

Attention must be paid! The Mummies are marching! Huh? “Becoming a mother is the single most damaging thing you can do to your career,” wrote a UK woman in the Telegraph a year ago. “It has been four years since I lost my job for daring to procreate. My employer told me, by voicemail, that my contract was being…
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The time has come to revisit obesity – and fat shaming

I just posted in Above The Law an article about obesity, fat shaming and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), entitled Fat Shaming At Work: Maybe A Thing From The Past?. Last time I checked, Michigan was the only state that prohibits weight discrimination in employment (as do a half-dozen or so municipalities).  And fat shaming is…
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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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