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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

“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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Iron Throne or Boardroom—Leadership Matters

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Who will rule Westeros? Or, in employment-speak, who will become the CEO of Westeros? So, I love Game of Thrones. I really love it, and the last two years have been kind of brutal waiting for the start of the very last season. But it’s here, and it’s tonight. TONIGHT. And this…
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“In China, They Put Women Out To Pasture at Your Age”

I probably don’t need to tell readers about my penchant for collecting cases in which older employees are the object of ageist comments in the workplace. That is, all the different names, expressions, and epithets to which such employees are referred as a proxy for “old.” “For example, you do not call an employee ‘old’…
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Staffing Company Alleged To Have Violated Virtually Every Employment Discrimination Law

The “N-word” again. It’s been some time since we’ve seen that is an employment discrimination lawsuit. And alleged violations of Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA … discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, and disability. Wow! All from one employer! What were they thinking? (No, don’t tell me). The EEOC has alleged in…
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“Work Faster!”

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Last month, my esteemed partner Rich Cohen wrote here that it had been over a year since he’d seen or written about a new code word or phrase for age discrimination, then blogged about a settlement where the employer stated that it would no longer consider a job applicant for the position…
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Over 40? You’re “Outta Here!”

By: Amy Epstein Gluck So you’re getting $400,000. For what? A house? Years of annual salary? Renovations? No. This is the amount one hospital in Colorado will have to pay for terminating 29 employees—every single one of whom was over 40 years-old.The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) just ordered the hospital to make this significant…
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We Cannot Hire You Because We Have To Maximize Longevity

Guess what this post is about? It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a new code word or phrase for age discrimination.  A newly-filed EEOC suit gives me the opportunity to recap my collection of such words and phrases. The EEOC just sued a Florida restaurant under the Age Discrimination In Employment Act (“ADEA”), alleging that it…
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You Are Not Hired: Age Will Matter and This Is A Job For A Man!

Sometimes people can be pretty obtuse. It’s one thing to disguise discrimination, use code words or simply say nothing. It’s another to come right out and say something that is facially violative of the anti-discrimination laws. Two staffing agencies are the examples here. Age will matter According to a newly filed EEOC suit, a New Jersey IT…
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The List: 11 Tips To Avoid Employment Lawsuits

Here, once again, is “The List” – yes The List! Because our switchboard and email server are jammed with reader requests, we bring it back in an effort to help you manage the risk of employment discrimination or harassment lawsuits. As I have warned before, not everything is reducible to a simple list.  The entries on…
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Why Are Some Employees Called Such Horrible Things?

This is the title of my weekly article in Above The Law.  It begins: “All the while singing along with The Who’s “My Generation” I always stopped and thought about the lyrics: “Hope I die before I get old.” Why would I want to die before I get old?  And how old –  40?  50?  Or…
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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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