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

Another Fire Department Engulfed In Flames

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Oy. That’s what I thought when I read this article about a Cook County (Illinois) jury that awarded a combined $11,213,000 to a Country Club Hills firefighter in her claim against the city for sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. It seems like yesterday, but it was in fact last month…
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Mandatory High Heels At Work?

My new Above The Law article deals with mandatory workplace dress codes – specifically the mandatory wearing of high heels in the workplace by women, as has been discussed globally given the recent debate in the English Parliament. The article begins: “Are workplace codes governing women’s dress simply business regimentation – or the policing/fetishizing/sexualizing of women?…
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Can Women Lawyers Ever Find Equality In Biglaw?

My new article in Above The Law is entitled “Can Women Lawyers Ever Find Equality In Biglaw?” It begins: “Hey — who cares if Biglaw is white and male as long as it can charge $2,000 per hour (or more). It’s all about the money, after all. Isn’t it? Of course. As long as the…
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Shush! Didn’t Amy Just Write About This?

In an essay in the New York Times yesterday entitled “Elizabeth Warren Was Told to Be Quiet. Women Can Relate,” Susan Chira asked:  “Was there a woman who didn’t recognize herself in the specter of Elizabeth Warren silenced by a roomful of men? … At a meeting where you speak up, only to be cut off…
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Owner's "Shocking, Sexually Explicit Behavior": Company Must Pay $750,000

Employers should know that, from the top down, an anti-harassment tone and policy must be set. But what if the employer – the company owner – is the harasser? That’s what happened in a newly settled case. According to the EEOC, the owner of the company “sexually harassed female employees to a point where one worker was forced…
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Handling “Manterruption” and “Bro-priating”… In the Oval Office

By: Amy Epstein Gluck, Partner at FisherBroyles, LLP It seems there is no place immune from sex discrimination.  Even the Oval Office. In an initiative called Women In Power, the WaPo is exploring how women “gain, consolidate and experience power in politics and policy.” As reporter Juliet Eilperin explained (yesterday, in my old-school newspaper), life as…
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“At The End Of The Day, Most Men Don't Really Want Women In The C-Suite"

So notes a female GC in a New York Magazine piece, who also says that women still need to “have somebody—probably a man—who is willing to create some space for you.” The mag’s reporter spoke to eight women on Wall Street, one of whom is a long-time in-house lawyer, currently a GC, who asked “Why is…
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Is Ageism Sexist?

I came across an intriguing article by Andrew Flowers entitled “Age Discrimination In The Job Market May Hurt Women More,’’ which has the sub-heading “Is Ageism Sexist?” What does that mean? The article begins by saying that: “Evidence keeps piling up that the deck is stacked against older workers who find themselves unemployed. And new research shows…
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“It’s Not Becoming Of A Woman” – Lawyer Sanctioned For Sexist Comment

A significant development within the legal profession is the subject of this post, and it is even, arguably, within the expansive remit of “employment discrimination.” For those of us lucky (dumb?) enough to have practiced law to an old[er] age, the sight and sound of a judge condescending to a female lawyer, commenting leeringly on her looks or…
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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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