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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

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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What, A Wheelchair? Do Not Hire Him

I often wonder what sort of anti-discrimination training senior management folks receive when they so blatantly act in contravention of the law.   And what fuels such fears and myths about people with disabilities. The latest case filed by the EEOC is a good example of such fears and behavior, which, in this case, run afoul…
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Dyslexic Employee Wins Disability Suit

First a definition: “Dyslexia is a brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs a person’s ability to read. These individuals typically read at levels significantly lower than expected despite having normal intelligence. Although the disorder varies from person to person, common characteristics among people with dyslexia are difficulty with phonological processing (the manipulation of…
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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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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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Is “Shooting Fish In A Barrel” A Lost Sport?

I thought that a new case of a health care provider being caught discriminating on the basis of disability would be a good way to start this blog, since I spent so much time writing about this phenomenon in my old blog.  Recall the characterizations “low hanging fruit,” and “shooting fish in a barrel?” I did…
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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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