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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

“America has always had trouble with black hair”: NYC intends to change that

Last year I wrote in Above The Law about a great article in The New York Times, entitled “Why Are Black People Still Punished for Their Hair?” by Ría Tabacco Mar.  It had as a sub-heading: “Only black people are shamed when they choose to wear hairstyles consistent with their natural hair texture.” She was told in…
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Amy Epstein Gluck (the Notorious AEG!!) Interviewed by the New York Times' Workologist Tomorrow!

Hey – check out Amy Epstein Gluck (the Notorious AEG!!) interviewed tomorrow by the New York Times‘ Workologist! The column is entitled “How to Respond When a Colleague Is Harassing Women.”  Among other things that Amy says, which we have preached for years, is ““Make sure you have a clear policy,” and enforce it.  Amen.   Don’t…
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Shush! Didn’t Amy Just Write About This?

In an essay in the New York Times yesterday entitled “Elizabeth Warren Was Told to Be Quiet. Women Can Relate,” Susan Chira asked:  “Was there a woman who didn’t recognize herself in the specter of Elizabeth Warren silenced by a roomful of men? … At a meeting where you speak up, only to be cut off…
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Men Will Not Apply For Jobs Which Seek Caring Applicants

Now here is a bizarre twist on the usual story line – about hiring practices which explicitly or implicitly discriminate against people in certain protected classes, and sometimes do so by using coded language in advertisements. It seems that, according to a study, job listings which ask for applicants who are “sympathetic,” “empathetic,” “caring,” or…
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“Monkeys Don’t Wear Glasses”: Racism In NY State Prisons

The New York Times just published a very disturbing expose, “The Scourge of Racial Bias in New York State’s Prisons.”  The racial bias and harassment is directed against correction officers as well as inmates. Meticulously researched, the article begins: “The racism can be felt from the moment black inmates enter New York’s upstate prisons.  They describe being…
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Should I Tell A Prospective Employer That I Am Pregnant?

More than a year ago I wrote about a piece in the New York Times, by Rob Walker (a/k/a “The Workologist”), who received a question from “Anonymous.”   Anonymous had been negotiating a new job and its relocation terms, and disclosed to the prospective employer that she was pregnant. She did not get the job.  (No one said why). Forlorn…
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Remember Henry’s Turkey?  Another Turkey Raises Its Sordid, Wattled Head

Remember Henry’s Turkey – the company that exploited vulnerable intellectually challenged and disabled workers by, among many other things, paying them $65 a month to eviscerate turkeys? The case that was settled by the EEOC for $5,000,000? I dubbed Henry’s “the poster bird for the abuse of intellectually disabled employees.” I wrote a number of posts…
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You’re How Old? We’ll Be in Touch (by Ashton Applewhite In The NYT)

I’ve written a lot about ageism, age discrimination, studies and stereotypes about older workers, the ADEA, and everything related. But surely not nearly as well as Ashton Applewhite, author of “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism,” and a short piece published in the Review Section of tomorrow’s New York Times. I want to quote the…
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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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Congratulations! You’ve Been Fired

Is the tech startup employment model an incubator for employment discrimination and sexual harassment? This is one of many observations in a great article in today’s New York Times bearing the title of this post.  Dan Lyons writes about what he experienced working at a “hot” tech company where, he says, employees are disposable and firing is known as…
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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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