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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

Same Sex Workplace Harassment Violates Title VII

This latest EEOC lawsuit is a reminder that workplace sexual harassment can be same sex harassment – without having to involve the legal issue, still unsettled and controversial, of whether sexual orientation is covered by Title VII. This case was filed against three related Hawaii tour companies.  It is alleged that the company president “engaged in a…
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EEOC Continues To File Sexual Orientation Suits

Just yesterday we discussed the oral argument conducted last week before the federal court of appeals in NYC which revolved around the question of whether Title VII covers sexual orientation – the EEOC’s position.  I asked whether “[w]ith the country poised, perhaps, to return to the (imagined) good ‘ol ’50’s, will the courts rule that Title VII includes…
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Are The Courts About To Include Sexual Orientation In Title VII?

A big change in the law and a new day may be near – or maybe not. With the country poised, perhaps, to return to the (imagined) good ‘ol ’50’s, will the courts rule that Title VII includes sexual orientation? Last week, the federal appeals court in New York City heard oral argument in a very…
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Sexual Orientation And The Courts: Whole Lotta Hand Wringin’ Goin’ On

Lately there’s been a whole lotta hand wringing and finger pointing in the federal courts over the issue of  sexual orientation and Title VII.   A federal appeals court in Chicago just ruled that it is still legal under federal law to fire employees based upon their sexual orientation, as did a federal judge in NYC in her opinion — both lamenting their decisions,…
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New EEOC Suit: Same Sex Sexual Harassment

I posted on March 2d the blockbuster news that the EEOC had filed its first two Title VII sex discrimination lawsuits based on sexual orientation. This was, of course, noteworthy, because Title VII prohibits discrimination based upon sex, but does not explicitly prohibit discrimination based upon sexual orientation. The EEOC stated – and this statement is important…
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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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