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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

KKK hoods are becoming popular again these days

I just posted an article in Above the Law in which I noted that: “Unfortunately, recent events make it time to revisit the N-word in the workplace — which I wrote about only last month. At that time, I called it “progress” that a federal appeals court had found that a single use of the N-word…
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Sexual Harassment Can Happen … Anywhere

“I am always surprised that some people think that workplace sexual harassment occurs only in certain types of businesses or workplaces.  But we know that workplace sexual harassment can happen anywhere, anytime, and to anyone – there is no exempt place or person. Of course, compliant and savvy employers can minimize the chances of it…
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Who Is A Workplace Sexual Harasser?

Has the twenty-first century seen the beginning of the end of sexual harassment in the workplace? Hardly. As I discuss in Above The Law this week, employers must take note: “Anybody may be a workplace sexual harasser, not just coworkers or others employed by the same company. Actionable sexual harassment is not defined by who is…
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How Many Swastikas Sprayed On The Locker Of An Auschwitz Survivor Constitutes Hostile Work Environment

“If you were a (rare) survivor of the Auschwitz death camp, would one swastika spray painted in your workplace be enough to create a hostile environment for you? Or one “Hitler” scrawled on your work locker? No? How about two? OK — how many, then? These may be hypotheticals, but the underlying issue is all too real for people…
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Smacks On The Butt And Sexist Jokes Or Innuendo: The Workplace Of A Server

News item from Canada: an academic study has found that “Female servers have to put up with a lot of sexual harassment on the job.”  The study “found low wages and a dependence on tips makes some female servers more vulnerable to sexual harassment from customers and colleagues.” Unfortunately, no surprise, but lets focus in on “vulnerable”…
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The EEOC May Soon Be Derided, Defanged, Defunded, Deracinated, And/or De-functed – But This Local Law Has Real Teeth!

I noticed a relatively obscure decision just handed down by a NY court under the New York City anti-discrimination law (NYCHRL: N.Y.C. Admin. Code §8-107(1)(a)).  The City anti-discrimination law is somewhat similar to Title VII, but is way more expansive and has been construed much more broadly. The NYC Law Among other ways it differs…
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I Better Watch My Wallet Around You: Pay $30,000 And Do Not Pass Go

A settlement of a racial harassment case brought by the EEOC under Title VII provides us with the opportunity for three takeaways today. The EEOC had alleged that an Illinois bakery “fail[ed] to respond adequately” when a black employee made complaints of such harassment – that he suffered from co-workers’ “pervasive pattern of disparaging racial comments,”…
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Nasty Women—Not in the Workplace, Please

By: Amy Epstein Gluck “These nasty women have got to go!” “Who put her in charge?” “Honey, don’t interrupt.” “What a bitch!” We really see it all in the workplace. But you know what nasty women do? They file charges of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal agency in charge of enforcing…
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The N-Word Again: Same Employer Previously Sued For Sexual Harassment

How many lawsuits does it take to stop an employer from repeatedly harassing different groups of employees: first women and then African-Americans? A new EEOC lawsuit accuses the owner of two South Carolina trucking companies of subjecting numerous employees to racial hrassment over the course of years: “frequent” use of the “N-word” and “derogatory comments about African-Americans,…
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Sexual Harassment: What We Think We Know

By: Amy Epstein Gluck In July, I wrote about (what I’ve labeled my WTF article) Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes. Things have moved quickly since then. This past Friday, Circa interviewed me about various employment issues, including sexual harassment.  On a break from the interview, a young millennial male (I’m sure you’ve…
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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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