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

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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Must Hospital Accommodate Carpet-Allergic Employee?

A new federal ADA suit in Connecticut alleges that a hospital employee “began smelling strange odors emanating from the ventilation system in 2009.  The odors caused [her] to fall ill with symptoms that included swelling and redness in her eyes and nose, headaches, vertigo, nausea, a burning sensation in her lungs and throat, and difficulty breathing.” What…
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Chalk up one more basket of low hanging fruit for the EEOC

 By Richard Cohen, FisherBroyles Partner A physician-owned hospital in Arkansas was sued by the EEOC for refusing to accommodate a nurse who had a seizure.  She asked “to move to another position that did not involve direct patient care, or, in the alternative, a leave of absence until she could resume her nursing duties.” The hospital’s…
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EEOC Closes In On Claustrophobia As A Disability

Employers don’t be shocked – the “Takeaway” comes first today. Takeaway:  No matter what you think is or is not a disability, you place your company at risk if you don’t take seriously an applicant or employee who claims to suffer a disability, and fail to “interact” with that person to determine a reasonable accommodation. Claustrophobia As A Disability…
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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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