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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

Can I require my employees to get a flu shot?

By: Amy Epstein Gluck It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Are you singing that ditty on your way to work? No? Well, it’s not holiday time, but it is the start of flu season yet again. This is on my mind because I got a flu shot late yesterday afternoon, felt like crap, and…
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Mandatory Bible Study: At Work?

Just the other day I posted about a religious discrimination suit brought by the EEOC against a Pennsylvania coal company for refusing to accommodate an Evangelical Christian who had been an employee for 35 years.  He was fired for refusing to use a biometric hand scanner which tracks employee time and attendance, claiming that there was…
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Religious discrimination cases are raising thorny legal issues

“Skirts, hair follicles, the flu, dreadlocks and the Mark of the Beast — say what?  Do these things have anything in common — and in an employment-law article?  They all involve employee religious beliefs or practices. We are in a period right now where religious discrimination cases are dominating headlines – indeed, where religious rights…
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$300,000 For A Flu Vaccine?

The title is a little misleading.  What was the $300,000 for? It was the amount that a company had to pay in settling an EEOC case when it refused to accommodate an employee’s religious belief which prohibits vaccinations. Religious Discrimination Is An Increasing Workplace Problem The EEOC has stated that “Religious discrimination remains an issue in the American workplace.…
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Can You Refuse To Hire A Woman Based Upon A "Conscience Exemption?"

An article in the St. Augustine Record written by David Bauerlein caught my attention.  He reported that a bill before the Jacksonville (Florida) City Council “would exempt any ‘religious corporation, association or society’ from being subject to the anti-discrimination law regarding employment of LGBT people.” He also reported that the local Catholic Bishop wrote to…
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Great Three-Minute Overview Of Religious Discrimination in Employment

As good a short, (very) concise summary of Title VII’s prohibition against religious discrimination in employment as can be found that is useful for employers is found in Brad Reid’s Huff Post Business “The Blog,” in a three-page piece titled “A Legal Overview of Religious Discrimination in Employment.” This is a whirlwind, three-minute course on…
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Can You Spot The Issues? You Have 15 Minutes!

I thought way back about a law school exam when I read a short squib in the September 25th New York Law Journal by Mark Hamblett entitled “Synagogue Sued Over Firing of Pregnant Employee,” which describes in a few, short sentences a new employment discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court in New York. I want to present…
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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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