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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

Fisher Broyles Firm blog

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

“The Linchpin” For Businesses: Your HR Department

By: Amy Epstein Gluck “A good HR office is the linchpin for an employer’s effective system for learning about harassment and then responding quickly and effectively,” said Chai Feldblum, commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the agency that enforces federal workplace discrimination laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964…
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“Why ‘Higher-Class’ Women Won’t Get That Biglaw Job: Hiring Biases That You Won’t Believe!”  

My weekly article in Above The Law is entitled,  “Why ‘Higher-Class’ Women Won’t Get That Biglaw Job: Hiring Biases That You Won’t Believe!” It begins: “You know that you want that job. Badly. And you know that you are oh-so-qualified. “But you don’t get it.  You – who are top of the class! Ever hear…
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Is Stuttering A Reason Not To Hire Someone?

In Above The Law, I ask in my new article “Is Stuttering A Reason Not To Hire Someone?” “Stuttering is more than just a speech issue … it may also be an employment issue, since the workplace is a microcosm of society and shares its issues. Communicating is, after all, a human activity that takes place everywhere…
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Employment Discrimination Lawsuits: “The Cost Of Doing Business?”

A local TV investigation “recently uncovered dozens of employment discrimination lawsuits filed against metro school districts over the last 10 years, including more than 45 against Kansas City Public Schools. … While the current laws help bring important justice to some cases, the amount of lawsuits has a big impact on taxpayers and classrooms in…
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After One Works With People Who Are Different, The Fear Factor Goes Down

My friend Billy Wilson is a recent immigrant from China with a advanced degree in physics.  But – surprise! – that was not the name he was given at birth. As we enter the lunar Year Of The Rooster, however, he is not about to seek to appear anything but “American” while he searches for a job. Not…
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What Is Redundant Encoding And Should I Care?

The short answer:  “yep.” For us old school lawyers, things like big data, algorithms, and Silcon Valley and Alley, can be difficult to understand sometimes.  But it’s a new world: we must do our best. In employment law we have learned to use statistics.  Good for us!   But there’s a whole lot more that’s happening…
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If You’re Gonna Talk the Talk, You Gotta Walk the Walk—How to Minimize Gender Bias

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Gotcha there, didn’t I? You thought I was going to relate the secret of the universe there for a second, right? Sorry! No. What I can tell you is that there are specific actions that corporate employers can take to promote gender diversity in the workplace, and, minimize the risks of…
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Staffing Agency Sued For Refusing Woman’s Application For Client’s Job

This new case is brought to you courtesy of the EEOC — likely as a reminder to those clueless few who do not already know – that staffing agencies can be held liable for employment discrimination if they do the bidding of their clients. “…not women, though!”   The EEOC just sued an Alabama-based staffing agency which refused…
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Amy Epstein Gluck In The Washington Post

Kudos to my employment-guru partner Amy Epstein Gluck who was interviewed in the online Washington Post article @Work Advice: The Cost Of Reclaiming Money by Karla L. Miller about employment issues from unpaid wages to contracts by freelance writers. Good read!  
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Employment Discrimination Fact Sheets For UK Employers

When it comes to the complexities of employment discrimination, I love fact sheets, or “cheat sheets” – short, usually page-length, easy-to-understand references.   They won’t answer all of your questions or substitute for legal counsel, but they help you identify issues which you may be facing, and direct you to relevant resources. The EEOC just published one, for example, which…
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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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