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Fisher Broyles Firm blog

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

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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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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You Have Too Many Children: If You Get Pregnant You’re Fired!

Yes, this is exactly what a California wholesale distributer of orchids told female employees at staff meetings, according to a new EEOC lawsuit. And more. The employees were also told “not to get pregnant, that they have too many children, and the next person to get pregnant should stay home and consider herself fired.” And,…
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From Farms To Swanky Resorts: EEOC Obtains Enormous Damages For Vulnerable Workers

In the employment discrimination field, we all know about the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”):  its announced set of priorities.  Seems that one company hit on quite a number of the EEOC’s priority points – sexual harassment, retaliation, and the abuse of vulnerable workers – in this case farmworkers. Enormous damages of $1.47 million was just awarded by a…
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Lonely? Here Are Five Surefire Ways To Bring The EEOC To Your Door

No one should be lonely. Not least business owners. We have just the cure for your loneliness blues – five surefire ways that will bring the EEOC a ‘knockin at your door! But use these cautiously – you don’t want too many such friends! First:  Fire that employee for being pregnant — for her own…
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Vail Condo Pays $1 Million For Sexual Harassment Of Vulnerable Workers

The EEOC just announced an enormous settlement of $1,020,000 with a Vail, Colo. condo complex and its management company in a case of sexual harassment. Remember the “vulnerable workers” who are the easy targets for employment discrimination and harassment?  And who are one of the EEOC’s priorities under its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP)? Recall the infamous Henry’s…
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Another Case Of Exploited Female Workers

I have written a lot about the six strategic enforcement priorities set out in the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP), which includes protecting “vulnerable” workers, such as immigrant and migrant workers. In an October post, I said “think Henry’s Turkey workers — who were ripe for exploitation.” Now, the EEOC has announced that “[o”]ne of the largest…
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Southern Fried Henry’s Turkey? A Newly-Announced $5 Million Settlement On Behalf Of Vulnerable Workers

Recall the case of 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? Well, a case has just been settled by the EEOC for $5,000,000, which I have dubbed the “Southern Fried Henry’s Turkey Case.” I wrote about “vulnerable…
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Vulnerable Workers Win Settlement Against Hamptons Employer

The EEOC has just announced another case settled involving “vulnerable” workers – right here in New York’s summer playground for the global super-wealthy. The settlement – for $582,000 – resolved a sexual harassment lawsuit by eight women against a commercial laundry service in the swanky Hamptons. In an October post, I noted that one of the…
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What Is A “Vulnerable” Worker? The EEOC Has The Answer For Employers

Protecting “vulnerable” workers is an EEOC priority.  An EEOC press release stated that “Combating discrimination against agricultural workers falls within one of the priorities under the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP): protecting immigrant, migrant and other vulnerable workers.” Workers are “vulnerable” to discrimination and harassment for many reasons and in many situation, mostly evidenced by their…
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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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