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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

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

Ebola, Trypanophobia, And Deafness: What Does The ADA Require?

The questions raised by the Americans With Disabilities Act can’t be answered with a simple yes or no. From my new article in Above The Law: “Are you required to hire someone with a disability even if he cannot do the job? And can you refuse to hire someone who you think – maybe –…
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Employment Decisions Based Upon Perceptions Of Disability Violates The ADA

Firing an employee if you perceive that he/she is disabled is just as violative of the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) as if he/she actually had a disability. A Tampa company was just sued by the EEOC under the ADA for, as one EEOC official said, “Making employment decisions based on perceptions of disability [which] clearly…
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Veteran Refused Job Because Of Service Dog Needed For His PTSD

We saw a case like this only a few months ago – a military veteran was denied employment as a truck driver in Texas based upon a disability which was controlled by medication.  Why?  Because it was against “company policy.” A newly filed suit by the EEOC in Florida similarly alleges that a trucking company…
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Stop the Stigma, and Repeat After Me: “I have a disability and these are the accommodations I need”

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck As Rosemarie Garland Thomson wrote in the NYT this Sunday, “this is a claim to inclusion and right to access resources.” You’ve heard me say this before (like, here), that one in four adults in the U.S. suffer from some type of mental disability, and that number is even higher for people…
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Deafness And Reasonable Accommodation

A newly filed lawsuit gives me the opportunity to discuss — once again – the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), deafness as a disability, and the requirement of “reasonable accommodations.” What Is “Reasonable Accommodations?” The ADA provides that an employer has impermissibly discriminated against an employee claiming a disability where the employer has not made…
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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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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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