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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

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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Sexual Orientation: You Can Marry But You Can Still Be Fired

A federal appeals court just ruled that it is still legal under federal law to fire employees based upon their sexual orientation – – even though they can legally marry. The appeals court in Chicago stated that “recent legal developments and changing workplace norms require a fresh look at the issue of sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII.”…
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Equality is Equality

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck “Love is love is love is love,” said the joyous and incredibly talented Lin-Manuel Miranda at the Tony Awards last night as he accepted his award for best score for “Hamilton.” Indeed. As the one-year anniversary in Obergefell v. Hodges approaches amidst the Gay Pride festivals and parades throughout the country…
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NYC: New Guidance On Gender Identity Employment Discrimination And Harassment

Yesterday, the NYC Commission on Human Rights published a broad, new enforcement guidance related to gender identity discrimination and harassment in, among other things, employment. This guidance is a must reading for employment attorneys and employers given the definitions and prohibited acts and conduct which may be new to many, and more comprehensive, and the…
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New York To Extend Human Right Law To Cover Gender Identity, Transgender Status And Gender Dysphoria

The New York Times reports today that New York’s Governor Cuomo has  announced that he would “direct the State Division of Human Rights to issue regulations that extend protections against discrimination found in a 1945 law [NYS Human Rights Law] to cover gender identity, transgender status and gender dysphoria.” The protections in these regulations would extend to,…
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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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