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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

"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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Threats Of Hanging In The Workplace?

It was just last month – August – that I posted my most recent article about the use of the N-word and nooses in the workplace.  In Above the Law 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…
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KKK Hood Used To Intimidate Black Employee

Besides words and phrases used to describe older workers, I also collect cases in which the N-word and/or nooses are used to create a hostile workplace to remind readers – and myself – that these cases have not ended, and that racism in the workplace has not ended. The latest is a lawsuit filed by…
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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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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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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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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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