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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

The Fox Should Not Run Your Chicken Coop

If there’s one thing that hopefully all employers know by now, it’s that a harassment-free workplace is a product of top-down respect and compliance. Perhaps nothing is more important than a workplace that knows that management “from the top down” will not tolerate harassment of any kind, and will insist on proper and non-discriminatory behavior. …
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Fix the Boardwalk! Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Can Wait!

Whoever said that elected officials are savvier than the average citizens? Indeed. I just read a piece out of Michigan which reported that several commissioners from one county are objecting to a proposal for mandatory sexual harassment prevention training for themselves. The proposal “would require county commissioners to attend an orientation within 45 days of taking…
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Reminder To ALL New York Employers – Training To Prevent Sexual Harassment Is Mandatory – Now!

The EEOC just sued a Chili’s restaurant in Colorado alleging that “the restaurant’s managing partner and assistant manager subjected female servers and hostesses to sexual harassment, including pervasive sexual comments and innuendo.” Moreover, it is alleged that “the restaurant failed to take preventative or corrective action when employees complained about the harassment and that some…
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70% Of NYS Women: Workplace Sexual Harassment Is a Problem (But “Hope for Reform Remains Strong”)

An article in the New York Law Journal reminds us that “the workplace sexual harassment crisis is not waning.” It cites a poll from Sienna College which shows that almost half of all women in NYS have been victims of sexual harassment, and that 70% say that workplace sexual harassment is a problem. However, reporter Amy…
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Sexual harassment avoidance training: “If anyone feels they know it all and don’t need this, think again”

Sexual harassment avoidance training is a must for all employers in New York – I mean, it is required by law! Amy and I have been doing these trainings for a long time, and now that it is mandatory we are getting really busy. For those who scoff at the efficacy of these trainings, I…
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A “Watershed Moment”: EEOC Roadmap To Preventing Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Harassment

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck About a week ago, I told you here that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that enforces the federal anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws, would host a public meeting titled “Revamping Workplace Culture to Prevent Harassment” in Washington, D.C. on October 31. Lest you worry that I forgot to update you,…
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Completed Sexual Harassment Training: Fired For Sexual Harassment 6 Weeks Later

Here’s a news brief that is quite disturbing – on many levels. All Iowa Senate employees are required to participate in sexual harassment training and then attest that they have read Iowa Senate personnel guidelines which prohibit all types of harassment. Well, according to the Des Moines Register it seems that a young Senate clerk…
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All The Single Ladies – No, Not Beyoncé

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck So, is “All the Single Ladies” on Capitol Hill this week? Nope. Rather, it’s Every. Single. Lady. What am I talking about? Am I talking in code? Am I about to go out on the road with Beyoncé? Not so much. I’m talking about this report that every single one of the…
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New York City May Soon Require Employers To Conduct Sexual Harassment Training: Are You Ready?

Not many places in the US require sexual harassment training by private employers but New York City may soon become one of them.  (See, e.g., Maine and California). According to the New York Times, the City Council is likely to pass the “Stop Sexual Harassment in New York City Act” which would mandate such training for the…
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He Said/She Said-Making Informed Business Decisions in the #MeToo Era

By: Amy Epstein Gluck The #MeToo Movement shows no signs of slowing. Now, more than any other time, companies are galvanized to prevent or, if prevention fails, to correct unlawful harassment where they find it. You Are Doing Everything Right! Right? You, Employer (including you, start-ups!), have your clear anti-harassment policy with definitions, examples, complaint,…
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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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