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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

Preventing Discrimination For Dummies!

Hey!  Yes you – small business owners and start-ups! Look what the EEOC did just for you! The EEOC just issued a really simple – I mean really simple – single page fact sheet entitled “Preventing Discrimination is Good Business.” You can find it here in English. It is a good, cheat-sheet sized resource for…
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Those Good Old Boys Clubs May Come With A Hefty Price Tag For Employers

This is the third guest post by my employment law partner, Amy Epstein Gluck. Grow up, boys! The Denver Fire Department just paid a former female firefighter $75,000 to settle claims of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. In 2015, Camilla VonBurkhardt filed a complaint with the EEOC alleging sexual harassment due to: Her fellow firefighters…
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The Times They Are A Changin’ – EEOC Files Discrimination Lawsuits Based Upon Sexual Orientation

When it comes to employment discrimination, we all know that by its terms, Title VII prohibits discrimination based upon sex, but does not prohibit discrimination based upon sexual orientation. But times have changed – rapidly. Laws generally lag behind changes in society, and government sometimes lags even further behind.  Witness the refusal of this Congress to amend Title…
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Why Doesn’t This Administration Help Victims Of Religious Discrimination?

This question has been asked for over 7 years. Is it true? One thing is certain about this EEOC:  it has decidedly not abandoned its efforts to pursue claims of employment discrimination based upon religion. Religious discrimination, formerly a backwater of discrimination law, has shot to the forefront in recent years, as I noted in a…
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Vail Condo Pays $1 Million For Sexual Harassment Of Vulnerable Workers

The EEOC just announced an enormous settlement of $1,020,000 with a Vail, Colo. condo complex and its management company in a case of sexual harassment. Remember the “vulnerable workers” who are the easy targets for employment discrimination and harassment?  And who are one of the EEOC’s priorities under its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP)? Recall the infamous Henry’s…
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Sex Discrimination Is Not Just About Sex

My partner, Amy Epstein Gluck, a veteran employment lawyer in DC and Virginia, has delighted me by agreeing to author a series of guest posts. This is the first in the series by Amy. In the last eighteen months, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has maintained that sexual orientation and gender identity is included within…
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Employer Which Wanted "Young Blood" Settles Case With Fired Older Employee

There’s not much to add to the title of this post – it pretty much says it all.  Except that, according to the EEOC, the company owner also claimed that he wanted “younger and peppier” employees when he fired a 52 year old employee. This settlement is noteworthy to me because I collect language used…
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Another Case Of Exploited Female Workers

I have written a lot about the six strategic enforcement priorities set out in the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP), which includes protecting “vulnerable” workers, such as immigrant and migrant workers. In an October post, I said “think Henry’s Turkey workers — who were ripe for exploitation.” Now, the EEOC has announced that “[o”]ne of the largest…
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GINA: If You Are An Employer You Should Know About It

Not many of us have come across a GINA case in our discrimination practice.  At least not yet — the law is only 5+ years old. Nonetheless, the EEOC has included GINA as one of its enforcement priorities in its Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”), and it has, in fact, litigated a (small) number of such…
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NYT: Case Study Of Workplace Racial Discrimination In The Construction Trades

Interesting article in today’s New York Times about Local 28 of the Sheet Metal Workers Union which “stands as a case study of how workplace discrimination has persisted in corners of the construction trades, according to federal officials, even as unions have become increasingly diverse.” Rachel Swarns’ article “New York Sheet Metal Workers Case Highlights…
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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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