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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

“Ethical Veganism” Declared Covered By Employment Anti-Discrimination Law!

Well, not in the US.  At least, not yet. Progress, as many believe, might be measured by who gets protected in the workplace under the anti-discrimination laws, such as (without limitation), Title VII, the ADA or the ADEA.  That is, among other things, which classes of people, or which people who possess what characteristics, or which…
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Hey 2019, How Is Corporate America Doing With LGBT Policies?

By: Amy Epstein Gluck The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation gives us some indicator to answer this question. Last week, the HRC released its 2019 Corporate Equality Index report— a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. Some results are as follows: 571 US companies and law…
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US Department of Justice: Title VII does not protect transgender employees

A big shout out to our esteemed and erudite partner Eric B. Meyer for his excellent blog post today on the status of Title VII as it pertains to gender identity, sexual orientation, and transgender employees. He begins by noting that: “Chris reported yesterday that the U. S. Department of Justice filed this brief with the…
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Texas Federal Court Holds Transgender Woman Covered by Title VII

A breaking new decision out of a federal court in Texas perhaps points the way to the future in civil rights employment litigation. It involves a transgender woman who was denied hiring and sued under Title VII claiming gender discrimination. The result was not in favor of plaintiff, but the Court’s reasoning and acceptance of…
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Federal Appeals Court in NY: Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation

In really breaking news, the entire federal appeals court (“en banc“) in New York just ruled today 9-3 that Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation through its prohibition of discrimination because of sex. Here is the full 69-page decision. I have not yet read the full decision, but below is my…
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ALERT: Full Federal Appeals Court In NYC To Reconsider Whether Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation

In really breaking news, the federal appeals court in NYC just agreed to have its full bench reconsider the issue “Does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation through its prohibition of discrimination ‘because of … sex’?” This comes after a three-judge federal appeals panel…
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NYC Federal Appeals Court: Sorry, Nothing We Can Do About Title VII And Sexual Orientation

The federal appeals court in NYC punted this week when faced with the issue as to whether Title VII covers sexual orientation.  It declined to add sexual orientation to Title VII’s coverage, even though it said it wanted to and feels very badly that it couldn’t. “Jeez, wish I coulda done it!” Last year I noted…
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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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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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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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