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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

Texas Federal Court Holds Transgender Woman Covered by Title VII

A breaking new decision out of a federal court in Texas perhaps points the way to the future in civil rights employment litigation. It involves a transgender woman who was denied hiring and sued under Title VII claiming gender discrimination. The result was not in favor of plaintiff, but the Court’s reasoning and acceptance of…
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Will The NY Federal Appeals Court Reconsider Whether Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation?

A little more than a month ago, a three-judge federal appeals panel in New York City held in Christiansen v. Omnicom Grp., No. 16-478, 2017 WL 1130183, at *2 (2d Cir. Mar. 27, 2017), that Title VII does not cover sexual orientation discrimination claims. The Court seemed to be unhappy with its decision, holding that…
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Groundbreaking Decision On Sexual Orientation!

In what today’s New York Times rightfully called “a significant victory for gay rights,” the full federal appeals court in Chicago, in an 8 to 3 decision, did what its sister court in NYC failed to do: it held that Title VII forbids employment discrimination based upon sexual orientation. By this decision, it reversed a…
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Is Sexual Orientation Discrimination About To Be Forbidden By Title VII?

A big change in the law may be near; this post is a significant addendum to a couple of earlier posts about Title VII and sexual orientation. On August 8th  I did a post and said that “Lately there’s been a whole lotta hand wringing and finger pointing in the federal courts over the issue of sexual orientation and Title…
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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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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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