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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

Catholic Employee Harassed For Having a Crucifix: EEOC Lawsuit

Well, this is the first time I’ve seen a hostile work environment case based upon religious discrimination – that is, an employee allegedly harassed because of his religion. The EEOC just sued a New Jersey company alleging that it knew that shortly after an employee was hired “his manager learned he was Catholic and reacted negatively…
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Deaf Truck Driver Refused A Job: Negative Stereotypes In Action

Another truck driver discrimination case. You do this long enough and you detect patterns. The EEOC just sued a Nebraska truckload carrier under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Why? The company allegedly refused to hire an applicant as a truck driver because he is deaf. We’ve seen this before. In May 2017 I said: “I…
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"Slaves," "Monkeys" and "Little Asians" – Racial Harassment Still Plaguing Workplaces

Three more racial harassment lawsuits in the news – both with allegations of racial slurs. Thankfully, no N-word usage, or nooses in these cases – but just as bad. A Jacksonville-based online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise has just been sued by the EEOC for race harassment and retaliation. The suit alleges that the…
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“Get Out – We’re Having a Klan Meeting!”

Seems that I almost can’t keep up with the number of racial harassment cases in the news these days. I just did a post about nooses and the N-word … and now a new one with similar – but more – epithets and threats. The EEOC just announced that it sued an Arizona moving company…
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Another fish shot in a barrel by the EEOC!

Chalk up another fish shot in a barrel by the EEOC.  Another low hanging fruit plucked! To anyone who reads this blog, you know that I keep track of the cases in which the EEOC zeros in on health care providers who allegedly violate the Americans With Disabilities Act or The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of…
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Staffing Company Alleged To Have Violated Virtually Every Employment Discrimination Law

The “N-word” again. It’s been some time since we’ve seen that is an employment discrimination lawsuit. And alleged violations of Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA … discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, and disability. Wow! All from one employer! What were they thinking? (No, don’t tell me). The EEOC has alleged in…
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Drug Using Employee? Better Conduct An Individualized Assessment Before You Fire!

It seems that a child development center in South Carolina just settled an EEOC disability lawsuit for $5,000 (and other remedies) for hiring someone to be an afterschool teacher who had informed them of his prior opiate addiction and participation in a MAT program (“supervised medication-assisted treatment”) for which he was legally prescribed the drug…
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Here’s What You Need To Know To “Accommodate” An Employee With A Disability

Let’s set the stage for this “how to” post with a newly-filed lawsuit. A Georgia for-profit thrift store was just sued by the EEOC, which alleged that an employee with COPD and emphysema asked to be allowed to wear an oxygen backpack to treat her symptoms.  Fairly simple request.  However, the company’s management denied her repeated…
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Onionhead Must Pay $5.1 Million For Religious Coercion Of Employees

You may well be wondering what Onionhead is. And what it does. Or why it was sued – by the EEOC. Is it a corporate wellness program? A self-improvement workshop? A religion? Well – wonder no more! What IS Onionhead? According to the website of the entity which sponsors Onionhead, “Harnessing Happiness Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to teaching problem…
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EEOC Sues Another Health Care Provider For Alleged Pregnancy Discrimination

Well, chalk up another healthcare provider nabbed by the EEOC for allegedly violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Add this to the numerous such lawsuits brought against healthcare providers under the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”). I have warned healthcare providers for years not…
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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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