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

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

You Were Genetically Built To Work Like A Dog, KaBobby!

Here’s one last post for the old year, may it rest in peace.  And it’s a doozy.* (Apology upfront: the employee at issue was allegedly told that he was “genetically built” to work two jobs because of his national origin, not to work like a dog. I took a little poetic license because it sounded…
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"Slaves," "Monkeys" and "Little Asians" – Racial Harassment Still Plaguing Workplaces

Three more racial harassment lawsuits in the news – both with allegations of racial slurs. Thankfully, no N-word usage, or nooses in these cases – but just as bad. A Jacksonville-based online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise has just been sued by the EEOC for race harassment and retaliation. The suit alleges that the…
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National Origin: New EEOC Enforcement Guidance

Big News! Today the EEOC issued an enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination which replaced its 2002 compliance manual section on that subject. Also issued are “two short user-friendly resource documents to accompany the guidance: a question-and-answer publication on the guidance document and a small business fact sheet that highlights the major points in the…
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Another Egregious N-Word Workplace Harassment Case

One could be understandably troubled by my post of August 15th, entitled “Does One Noose In The Workplace Constitute A Hostile Work Environment? If Not, How Many?”  What is this?  Why the absurd question? Well, the title simply set forth the precise legal issue for which an employee is now seeking Supreme Court review — troubling  indeed. If readers had read beyond…
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Is “African” A Nationality?

A company sued under Title VII by the EEOC came up with an interesting defense. The suit alleged national origin discrimination — that an assisted living company in Colorado fired four employees who were all of African origin – three from Sudan and one from Ethiopia.  The facility director allegedly told the staff development coordinator…
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Do Not Take Vacations: The EEOC Is Watching And Waiting

I’ve been on vacation for only a week – and boy, has the EEOC been busy! Four new lawsuits worth discussing:  racial harassment (with that old, ubiquitous N-word being used); pregnancy discrimination; violation of the ADA involving someone with diabetes; and national origin discrimination. The EEOC sued an oilfield services company in Texas for alleged “widespread…
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Can There Be A Much Worse Case Of Race And National Origin Harassment?

Short answer:  I suppose so.  But this is pretty bad. It’s been awhile since any of my posts dealt with acts of vulgar racial or other epithets directed at employees.  Is that because such cases are becoming less frequent? Or is there some other reason – have I been asleep? In any case, if I indeed…
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Protecting "Vulnerable Workers" Still An EEOC Priority

I wrote many a post in my prior blog about the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”), which made protecting “vulnerable” workers a priority.  I said before that protecting farm workers, migrant workers, workers in isolated areas, and mentally-challenged Henry’s Turkey workers was something that the EEOC was focusing on.  It still is. But some employers either ignore…
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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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