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Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

A “Watershed Moment”: EEOC Roadmap To Preventing Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Harassment

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck About a week ago, I told you here that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that enforces the federal anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws, would host a public meeting titled “Revamping Workplace Culture to Prevent Harassment” in Washington, D.C. on October 31. Lest you worry that I forgot to update you,…
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Sexual Harassment: R-E-S-P-E-C-T in Fire Departments

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Damn, I miss Aretha. Back, way back, in early 2016, I told you here about a Colorado fire department’s $75,000 settlement with a former female firefighter to settle claims of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. The woman had filed a complaint with the EEOC (a complainant’s necessary first step prior to…
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He Said/She Said-Making Informed Business Decisions in the #MeToo Era

By: Amy Epstein Gluck The #MeToo Movement shows no signs of slowing. Now, more than any other time, companies are galvanized to prevent or, if prevention fails, to correct unlawful harassment where they find it. You Are Doing Everything Right! Right? You, Employer (including you, start-ups!), have your clear anti-harassment policy with definitions, examples, complaint,…
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Why Does Biglaw Keep Getting Sued For Employment Discrimination?

In light of a new $300 gender discrimination lawsuit brought by a female shareholder against a Biglaw firm, I just wrote in Above The Law that “It’s no surprise that in the age of #MeToo, white male hegemony in Biglaw is being exposed, called out, and challenged.” My title? “Sex And Biglaw: Why Do The…
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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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Serena Williams Aces The Equal Pay Issue

By Amy Epstein Gluck “To all incredible women who strive for excellence” begins Serena Williams in an open letter about sexism and wage disparity between males and females in sports for Porter Magazine’s ‘Incredible Women of 2016’ issue, which  The Guardian reprinted this week. Serena Williams is one of the most amazing athletes in the…
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One More Step Towards Sexual Orientation As A Protected Class

The EEOC just announced a “conciliation” agreement with a hospital in West Virginia for $8,900.  That is, a voluntary settlement through the EEOC’s conciliation process. So why is this news? Well, it seems that an employee alleged “that she was denied spousal medical benefits for the sole reason that she is a female married to…
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Will Sexual Orientation Become A Protected Class Under Title VII?

Because the issue is so significant, I want to encourage readers to check out the post my partner Amy Epstein Gluck published the other day on sexual orientation. It may happen that sexual orientation will become a protected class — perhaps the last piece of the puzzle that is gender/identity/orientation under Title VII. To be brief,…
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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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The EEOC Pushes Equal Pay Agenda

Yesterday I discussed two new gender pay disparity cases filed by the EEOC – I must have missed this third one.   Recall that one of the six priorities set out in the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”) is enforcement of the federal laws against pay discrimination between men and women. In this third case, the…
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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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