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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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Smacks On The Butt And Sexist Jokes Or Innuendo: The Workplace Of A Server

News item from Canada: an academic study has found that “Female servers have to put up with a lot of sexual harassment on the job.”  The study “found low wages and a dependence on tips makes some female servers more vulnerable to sexual harassment from customers and colleagues.” Unfortunately, no surprise, but lets focus in on “vulnerable”…
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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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EEOC Sues In Apparent Sharecropper Abuse Case 

A heartwarming story just in time for Thanksgiving.  Its a case about the abuses of sharecropping – or at least its more modern manifestation, which looks pretty much the same. Wait — that went out years ago – right? Not quite. The EEOC just sued an Alabama temporary staffing firm alleging that the Hispanic workers…
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One More Medical Provider Settles ADA Lawsuit

Well, another healthcare provider has settled an ADA suit filed by the EEOC.  Don’t medical and healthcare folks know by now that protecting people with disabilities in hiring and employment is one of the six priorities set forth by the EEOC in its Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”)? And we know how the EEOC loves to target…
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The EEOC Just Updated The Strategic Enforcement Plan

I have talked often about the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”) when discussing cases filed by the EEOC.  The SEP sets forth areas of particular enforcement interest to the EEOC. The EEOC just approved an updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for Fiscal Years 2017-2021, which continues to set forth the EEOC’s priorities but “with some modifications.” Employers take note: …
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The EEOC Pushes Equal Pay Agenda

Yesterday I discussed two new gender pay disparity cases filed by the EEOC – I must have missed this third one.   Recall that one of the six priorities set out in the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”) is enforcement of the federal laws against pay discrimination between men and women. In this third case, the…
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Remember Henry’s Turkey?  Another Turkey Raises Its Sordid, Wattled Head

Remember Henry’s Turkey – the company that exploited vulnerable intellectually challenged and disabled workers by, among many other things, paying them $65 a month to eviscerate turkeys? The case that was settled by the EEOC for $5,000,000? I dubbed Henry’s “the poster bird for the abuse of intellectually disabled employees.” I wrote a number of posts…
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Sex Discrimination And Equal Pay:  New EEOC Lawsuits

The EEOC has six national priorities in its Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”) – and one of them is the enforcement of federal laws prohibiting pay discrimination between men and women. Two new EEOC suits illustrate the federal laws to which the EEOC is referring. Title VII The EEOC just sued a food distributor with warehouses…
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Combatting Workplace Sexual Harassment: From the Top Down

By Richard Cohen The EEOC has long gone to bat for vulnerable workers, as readers of this blog know.  Indeed, it is one of the EEOC’s priorities set out in its Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”). I have written that in the many cases brought by the EEOC, “The common thread is the vulnerability of these workers: where they are powerless,…
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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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