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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

You Were Genetically Built To Work Like A Dog, KaBobby!

Here’s one last post for the old year, may it rest in peace.  And it’s a doozy.* (Apology upfront: the employee at issue was allegedly told that he was “genetically built” to work two jobs because of his national origin, not to work like a dog. I took a little poetic license because it sounded…
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Why Can't You Just Let Her Use The Door …

If they would have only let her use the available non-revolving door – but, no, a Georgia managed health care provider (of all people) allegedly refused this accommodation to an employee with a disability which made it traumatic for her to enter revolving doors.  You would think that a health care provider would know better – and be more…
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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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Ridiculed At Work For Her Disability: EEOC

Workplace harassment is not limited to sexual or racial categories, although those are the most common. A new lawsuit by the EEOC shows how cruel people can be – ridiculing a disabled worker because of her disability. A Michigan egg producer was sued for hostile work environment and retaliation by the EEOC on behalf of a…
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The EEOC sees health care folks as fat, juicy targets in disability cases

It’s been some time now since I’ve written about the EEOC and “low hanging fruit” – so let me explain to new readers. My review of the cases brought by the EEOC in the last few years leads me to believe that the EEOC finds that targeting health care professionals for disability or pregnancy discrimination yields…
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The Missing Link? NO! The Causal Link Needed to Prove Pretext of Discrimination

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Here’s an interesting decision for employers that caught my eye this morning, which illustrates a significant aspect of employment discrimination litigation—there must be a nexus, a link, nay a causal link between the alleged discrimination and the adverse decision. Facts of One Case Discussing this Causal Link An employer, a battery…
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Disability Support Company Had Policy Of Firing Disabled Employees

Unbelievable, is all I can manage to say! I have written long and hard about the EEOC’s penchant for hunting, stalking and pouncing on easy prey – healthcare or medical service companies which allegedly violate the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Companies or individuals in the “helping” or “caring” professions are especially easy pickins’ (or…
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May The Force Be With Her—Carrie Fisher aka Princess Leia Spoke Out About Mental Illness In and Out of Her Workplace

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Carrie Fisher is an iconic hero. Not only did she portray a princess and one of the greatest leaders of the Rebel Alliance, eventual savior of the universe and all of its many galaxies, but Fisher is also well known for speaking up about a matter that most employees tend to…
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“Top Tips: Equality In The Workplace For Disabled Employees”

Our friends at the UK law firm of Martin Searle Solicitors posted a fact sheet entitled “Top Tips: Equality In The Workplace For Disabled Employees.” These tips are, of course, written for a UK employer audience, and I encourage our UK readers to review them.  But US employers would also do well to take a…
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What Is “Face Equality?”

Interesting story out of Hong Kong. Seems that burn victims, who formed a self-help group after a wildfire in 1996 killed 5 teachers and students and left many injured students permanently disfigured, are calling for “face equality” – that is, discrimination protection for those whose burned faces hinder or prevent their ability to find employment.…
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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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