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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

Employers, the EEOC Is Watching How You Treat Pregnant Employees And Applicants

This is not news. Or at least it should not be. And yet. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC“), the federal agency that enforces the federal anti-discrimination laws, announced that it settled a claim with a Louisiana restaurant that admitted it violated federal law when a restaurant manager fired and then later refused to…
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Companies Confounded by RTO Conflicts

RTO or “return to work” issues continue to plague employers. Executives tend to want workers to come into the workplace, and employees collectively respond “Meh. We’ll see.” Employers, I implore you to craft your RTO policies with enough flexibility to maintain that workplace culture you think you are cultivating by trying to mandate attendance in…
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Managing Mental Health At Work

Mental health is having a moment. Quite a few moments, in fact. While a colleague’s depression or a supervisor’s PTSD or the rainmaker’s substance abuse issue or the CEO’s anxiety that prevents her from sleeping may have been swept under the proverbial rug in the past, people are speaking up and out increasingly at work…
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Employer Fails To See ADA Implications Of Its Actions

Most employers know that discriminating against an employee based on a disability is wrong. Time and again, however, employers fail to consider the “perceived as disabled” prong of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). One management services organization that supports eye care providers learned this costly lesson when it settled a lawsuit filed by the…
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Goal: U.S. Women’s Soccer Settles Equal Pay Lawsuit

This week, equal pay for women in the workplace spotlights U.S. Women’s Soccer. The U.S. Women’s National Soccer team has been advocating for equal pay for six, yes six, years. They have been relentless in their pursuit of equal pay, and the payoff has finally arrived. The U.S. Soccer Federation agreed to settle with the…
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ICYMI—Webinar Recording of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Considerations At Work

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use by people 16 years of age and older. Yet, COVID-19 cases are still surging throughout most of the country thanks to the Delta Variant. Eager to get bodies back in office chairs, more employers are developing and implementing COVID-19…
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New EEOC Guidance Has Arrived! Key Points Employers Need To Know

Imagine my excitement late Friday when I saw that long-awaited new federal guidance arrived from the Equal Employment Opportunity Center (EEOC). I think I yelped “yay” out loud while trying to peruse the new and updated Technical Assistance Questions and Answers. I’m not going to bury the ledes; here are some big ticket points: Employers…
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Fire Department In Flames With Discrimination and Retaliation Claims

Quite often, retaliation claims bite employers in the backside rather than employees’ underlying claims for sexual or race-based harassment and other forms of discrimination. That’s what I was thinking as I read about a complaint filed last month against the Hillsboro government and chiefs at the Hillsboro Fire & Rescue Department. Three current employees allege…
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Sexual Harassment—Allegations of A Hostile Work Environment With A Side of Quid Pro Quo

If you thought sexual harassment abated during COVID-19, think again. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to follow its strategic plan and filed suit this week against one Virginia-based company that owns several IHOP franchises for a manager’s alleged sexual harassment of female employees. Particularly notable, several of the female employees are teenagers. Specifically,…
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What Does the EEOC Do Anyway? Oh, And It Issued Its New Compliance Manual on Religious Discrimination

Yesterday, January 15, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved revisions to EEOC’s Compliance Manual Section on Religious Discrimination (“Manual”). I’ve fielded some questions lately about the EEOC, so I wanted to clarify for employers what the EEOC does and does not do: The EEOC is not a court. The EEOC does not make…
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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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