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FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

Fisher Broyles Firm blog

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII—CLARIFICATION

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck The District Court of Connecticut decided Boutillier v. Hartford Public Schools, No. 3:13-CV-01303-WWE (November 17, 2016). So, when I exuberantly advised that the Second Circuit came to play, I should have written that federal courts within the Second Circuit were showing up to play! So let’s try this again: Well, this…
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A How-To Guide to LGBT Corporate Policies

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck As Montell Jordan sang in the 90s—”this is how we do it.” Thanks to my partner Ken Thompson for finding me this awesome graphic! Anyway, need a good example of a corporate culture founded on equal treatment regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity? I’ve got one for you:  powerhouse Dow…
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Is Sexual Orientation Discrimination About To Be Forbidden By Title VII?

A big change in the law may be near; this post is a significant addendum to a couple of earlier posts about Title VII and sexual orientation. On August 8th  I did a post and said that “Lately there’s been a whole lotta hand wringing and finger pointing in the federal courts over the issue of sexual orientation and Title…
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One More Step Towards Sexual Orientation As A Protected Class

The EEOC just announced a “conciliation” agreement with a hospital in West Virginia for $8,900.  That is, a voluntary settlement through the EEOC’s conciliation process. So why is this news? Well, it seems that an employee alleged “that she was denied spousal medical benefits for the sole reason that she is a female married to…
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Will Sexual Orientation Become A Protected Class Under Title VII?

Because the issue is so significant, I want to encourage readers to check out the post my partner Amy Epstein Gluck published the other day on sexual orientation. It may happen that sexual orientation will become a protected class — perhaps the last piece of the puzzle that is gender/identity/orientation under Title VII. To be brief,…
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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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Sexual Orientation: You Can Marry But You Can Still Be Fired

A federal appeals court just ruled that it is still legal under federal law to fire employees based upon their sexual orientation – – even though they can legally marry. The appeals court in Chicago stated that “recent legal developments and changing workplace norms require a fresh look at the issue of sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII.”…
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Contrasting Lawsuits About Transgender People Underscores Polarization In The US

A strange juxtaposition in employment discrimination law today:  The EEOC has just sued to, effectively, expand the rights of transgender people, while 23 states have just sued to, effectively, limit those rights. A unified country this is not; cracks and fissures have become the norm. While 13 states, and then another 10 states, filed suits in Texas and Nebraska federal court…
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EEOC To Appeals Court: Include Sexual Orientation In Title VII!

WARNING!  DANGER!  This post is longer than usual! Things are happening in employment discrimination law faster than I have ever seen or thought possible.  I don’t even have the time to post all of the blogs that I want about new significant events and cases – there are simply too many. This latest event is emblematic of the…
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Equality is Equality

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck “Love is love is love is love,” said the joyous and incredibly talented Lin-Manuel Miranda at the Tony Awards last night as he accepted his award for best score for “Hamilton.” Indeed. As the one-year anniversary in Obergefell v. Hodges approaches amidst the Gay Pride festivals and parades throughout the country…
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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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