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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

"You All's President"

It’s not only the EEOC which is litigating cases of racial harassment which hit the news – today’s post is about a recent case arising out of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. Iowa?  A beacon of civil rights? Who knew? Apparently, a business owner in West Des Moines was hit with a $14,700 judgment (lost…
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"We will hang you. We will seriously lynch you" – and other heartwarming workplace stories

In my recent Above The Law post I asked, as the title: “Wanna Know What B * * * * *s, Black Beans and King Kong have in Common?” I started by saying that if you answered “nothing,” you would be … wrong. But if you answered that these are slurs used in the American workplace like…
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“Get Out – We’re Having a Klan Meeting!”

Seems that I almost can’t keep up with the number of racial harassment cases in the news these days. I just did a post about nooses and the N-word … and now a new one with similar – but more – epithets and threats. The EEOC just announced that it sued an Arizona moving company…
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Racial Harassment—A Case Study On “Severe or Pervasive”

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Use of the “n-word” in the workplace seems to be continuing, unabated. You guys are not going to believe this scenario alleged in a lawsuit filed this week. The allegations are…appalling. As reported by WaPo here, last year a black employee worked as a warehouse specialist for an energy company in…
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Brutal Physical Assault And Racial Slurs = $325,000 Settlement

Physical attack?  Racial slurs such as the N-word? Another horrendous case of workplace racial harassment. Many times in the last decade I have chronicled such cases, especially where racial slurs such as the “N-word” are used, or nooses are placed in the workplace.  These extreme cases seemed to have abated somewhat in the last couple…
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Nooses And the N-Word: Another Outrageous Workplace Racial Harassment Suit

Nooses and the N-word remain front and center in workplace racial harassment suits.  A shocking new racial harassment suit was just filed by the EEOC against a Minnesota construction company on behalf of  two African American employees. Neither the EEOC nor juries like nooses or the N-word in the workplace, yet as I said on September…
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Will The N-Word And Nooses Ever Stop?  Maybe When The Civil War Finally Ends

You may have observed that when it comes to the state of race relations, the Civil War seems to have  never ended, despite Grant and Lee’s friendly sit-down at Appomattox in 1865.  Before we can start the necessary dialogue to finally end the 150-year old Civil War and its toxic precursors, we have to get past the coming election,…
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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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“Clever Men May Easily Conceal Their Motivations” – Leopards, Superman, Kipling and Coded Language

“As we have recognized, ‘clever men may easily conceal their motivations.’”   Just so.   This line was taken from a federal appeals court decision, and quoted in a recent race discrimination employment case. The issue?  Whether the expression “A leopard does not change its spots” is code for racial animus. Ok, that accounts for the leopard reference in the title; but where…
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NYT: Case Study Of Workplace Racial Discrimination In The Construction Trades

Interesting article in today’s New York Times about Local 28 of the Sheet Metal Workers Union which “stands as a case study of how workplace discrimination has persisted in corners of the construction trades, according to federal officials, even as unions have become increasingly diverse.” Rachel Swarns’ article “New York Sheet Metal Workers Case Highlights…
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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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