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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

Fired For Having A Brain Tumor Or A Seizure, Or Mocked For Being Disabled – Why Does This Happen?

Human nature is sometimes an inscrutable thing. Why do some people – adults! – find it necessary to harass those with disabilities? Is it simple bullying? Or maybe a fear-based projection or displacement or some other defense mechanism? And why treat adversely – like firing – someone who comes forward and says he has a…
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One more time: you must seek a reasonable accommodation for employees who have disabilities or who are pregnant

A couple of useful takeaways from this latest settlement of a “low hanging fruit” EEOC lawsuit. The EEOC announced that a large health network which owned and operated three Arizona hospitals agreed to pay $545,000 to settle … yes, you guessed it! – a lawsuit which alleged discrimination against employees with disabilities and pregnant women…
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Low Hanging Fruit: Take 967

Ok, this is a little different than the usual. Only a little. This particular health care provider which the EEOC nailed for $950,000 provides such care nationwide for jails and corrections facilities, not the public. But the takeaways are the same. I hope readers can by now in my refrain: “the EEOC likes to target health…
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Iron Throne or Boardroom—Leadership Matters

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Who will rule Westeros? Or, in employment-speak, who will become the CEO of Westeros? So, I love Game of Thrones. I really love it, and the last two years have been kind of brutal waiting for the start of the very last season. But it’s here, and it’s tonight. TONIGHT. And this…
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Nursing and health care facilities must pay $465,000 – for discriminating against disabled and pregnant employees

Have you heard this one from me before: “Chalk up another healthcare provider nabbed by the EEOC for allegedly violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Add this to the numerous such lawsuits brought against healthcare providers under the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”).” Well,…
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Another fish shot in a barrel by the EEOC!

Chalk up another fish shot in a barrel by the EEOC.  Another low hanging fruit plucked! To anyone who reads this blog, you know that I keep track of the cases in which the EEOC zeros in on health care providers who allegedly violate the Americans With Disabilities Act or The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of…
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EEOC Sues Another Health Care Provider For Alleged Pregnancy Discrimination

Well, chalk up another healthcare provider nabbed by the EEOC for allegedly violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Add this to the numerous such lawsuits brought against healthcare providers under the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”). I have warned healthcare providers for years not…
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Pregnant Bartender Will Not Wear Hot Pants? Fired!

Another pregnancy discrimination lawsuit in the news.   Seems like I’m writing this every day. A sports bar in Texas just settled with the EEOC for $24,000 in a Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) lawsuit. What did they supposedly do? Well, it seems that a bartender who became pregnant began wearing capri pants “and added a second…
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Employer Creates New Lifting Requirement So That Pregnant Employee Cannot Meet It: EEOC Sues

Chalk up another employer who does not like to employ pregnant women or allow them to work. Why? Who knows.  Paternalistic concerns for the health/safety of the employee or the unborn child?  Outdated fears, myths and stereotypes?  Whatever the reason, know that it is a discriminatory employment practice. I just blogged about a new EEOC Pregnancy…
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Pregnancy Discrimination: Some Things Never Change

I just posted in Above The Law “8 Helpful Tips On What Not To Say (Or Do) To A Pregnant Employee.”  These included: If you have an employee who tells you that she is pregnant, do not restrict her water and bathroom breaks. If you have an employee who tells you that she is pregnant, do not…
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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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