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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

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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Salvation Army Refused To Hire Man With Intellectual Disability: Agrees To Pay $55,000

“Say it ain’t so!  Not the Salvation Army!” This was the reaction of a lot of blog readers in late 2016 when I reported that the EEOC had just sued a Salvation Army thrift store in Wasilla, Alaska (I think I can see it from my roof!), for allegedly refusing to hire an otherwise qualified young man…
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All The Single Ladies – No, Not Beyoncé

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck So, is “All the Single Ladies” on Capitol Hill this week? Nope. Rather, it’s Every. Single. Lady. What am I talking about? Am I talking in code? Am I about to go out on the road with Beyoncé? Not so much. I’m talking about this report that every single one of the…
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Pregnant Bartender Will Not Wear Hot Pants? Fired!

Another pregnancy discrimination lawsuit in the news.   Seems like I’m writing this every day. A sports bar in Texas just settled with the EEOC for $24,000 in a Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) lawsuit. What did they supposedly do? Well, it seems that a bartender who became pregnant began wearing capri pants “and added a second…
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Employer Creates New Lifting Requirement So That Pregnant Employee Cannot Meet It: EEOC Sues

Chalk up another employer who does not like to employ pregnant women or allow them to work. Why? Who knows.  Paternalistic concerns for the health/safety of the employee or the unborn child?  Outdated fears, myths and stereotypes?  Whatever the reason, know that it is a discriminatory employment practice. I just blogged about a new EEOC Pregnancy…
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How To Slay The Dragon…I Mean, Eradicate Sexual Harassment

By: Amy Epstein Gluck As you can read most recently here and here, Rich Cohen and I advise and encourage employers to invest in interactive sexual harassment training tailored to the workplace. We think it is a crucial tool in slaying the vile beast that is sexual harassment in the workplace. However, our friends at…
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"Still Easy Pickins!" Healthcare Providers And Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination

Well, another healthcare provider nabbed by the EEOC for allegedly violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), an amendment to the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Add this to the numerous such lawsuits brought against heathcare providers under the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Once again, a new lawsuit makes it time…
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You’re Fired If You Go To Ghana! You Could Catch Ebola!

This post is about Ebola – remember the fear?  the  panic?? Last year the EEOC sued a Tampa company under the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) for, as one EEOC official said, “Making employment decisions based on perceptions of disability [which] clearly violates federal civil rights law.” What was this case about? “Regarded As” Disability Firing an…
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“Only The Hearing Impaired (And Some Doctors) Actually Believe Hearing Impairment Is A Disability"

These are the words of a hearing-impaired lawyer.  So — is hearing-impairment a disability? Deafness, or hearing impairment, as a disability, and the requirement of “reasonable accommodations,” is in the news because of a newly announced settlement of an Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) lawsuit brought by the EEOC against the Cheesecake Factory in Seattle. It was alleged…
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Nooses And the N-Word At Work: Same As It Ever Was

It has been awhile since I posted about nooses and the N-word at work — “It is extraordinary,” I wrote some years ago, “that the ‘N-word’ and the noose keep reappearing in lawsuits claiming a racially harassing workplace.”  And that “More than 50 years after the Civil Rights Acts were passed, racism continues in the society…
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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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