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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

Southern Fried Henry’s Turkey? A Newly-Announced $5 Million Settlement On Behalf Of Vulnerable Workers

Recall the case of Henry’s Turkey – the company that exploited vulnerable intellectually challenged and disabled workers by, among many other things, paying them $65 a month to eviscerate turkeys? Well, a case has just been settled by the EEOC for $5,000,000, which I have dubbed the “Southern Fried Henry’s Turkey Case.” I wrote about “vulnerable…
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EEOC's New Accommodation For Those Who Are Deaf

My last post a few days ago dealt with deafness and reasonable accommodation under the ADA. Coincidentally (and illustrating the fact that reasonable accommodations for those who are deaf do, in fact, exist), the EEOC just announced that it is “launching a new service that will enable individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing whose…
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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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Vulnerable Workers Win Settlement Against Hamptons Employer

The EEOC has just announced another case settled involving “vulnerable” workers – right here in New York’s summer playground for the global super-wealthy. The settlement – for $582,000 – resolved a sexual harassment lawsuit by eight women against a commercial laundry service in the swanky Hamptons. In an October post, I noted that one of the…
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EEOC Releases Report On Annual Achievements

The EEOC just released its annual “Performance and Accountability Report” which “record[s] results in its enforcement efforts during fiscal year 2015, which ended Sept. 30.” The EEOC stated that it “continued to implement its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2012-2016, which the Office of Management and Budget authorized the Commission to extend through fiscal year 2018,…
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Alright – So I Like Beating Dead Horses!

I said that I wouldn’t do it anymore, but I can’t help it. So I like beating dead horses. The dead horse in question? The never-ending EEOC lawsuits filed under the ADA which target medical or health care providers. When I wrote recently about three new such lawsuits filed by the EEOC, I quoted an…
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Employers May Not Bar Pregnant Employees From Work Because Of Outdated Myths Or Stereotypes

Two months ago I did a post called “The ADA: No Employment Decisions Based Upon Fears, Myths and Stereotypes.” I wrote about an ADA case and commented that “Now is as good a time as any to come back to the issue of employers claiming to base adverse employment decisions upon the ‘best interests of the…
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Is There Disability Discrimination If The Employer Didn’t Know The Terminated Plaintiff Had A Disability?

A recent court decision presents an interesting fact pattern not often seen in ADA cases. As we know, the ADA prevents discrimination against a qualified individual on the basis of disability, if the plaintiff can show that (1) he is disabled; (2) he is otherwise qualified for the position with or without reasonable accommodation; (3)…
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Mark of the Beast v. Biometric Scanning

Well, I guess a little timely research now and then can’t hurt. Mea culpa. I wrote last week about religious discrimination and accommodations, and highlighted two “Mark of the Beast” cases.  One was denied review by the Supreme Court, and I said about the other that “as far as I know the case is still…
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Can't Find a Job at 50? Is it Ageism Or Just Your Own Fault?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an article in the New York Times entitled “To Get A Job At 50, Make Lots Of Friends In Your 40s.” It discussed a new academic study which concluded – surprise! – that people over 50 have a harder and longer time finding work than their younger…
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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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