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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

workplace sexual harassment and bullying: what other countries are doing

See what employers and employees in other countries are doing to deal with workplace sexual harassment and bullying:  Read my new weekly employment law post in Above The Law. Read all of my ATL posts here:  http://abovethelaw.com/author/richardcohen/   http://abovethelaw.com/2017/07/workplace-sexual-harassment-and-bullying-can-anything-be-done/
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Workplace Bullying: Who Is Vulnerable?

I just wrote about workplace bullying in my weekly Above The Law column, and focused on what type of workplaces foster bullying – and who is “vulnerable.” It begins: “The workplace is like a second household, and your colleagues can be like a second family. But families are often dysfunctional – and we know that harassment…
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Bullying And Discrimination Against Redheads: A Reader Comments

My post the other day linked to my Above The Law article about bosses who bully – and bully their best people!   I concluded with a short comment about the historic bullying and discrimination (and worse) against people with red hair – “gingerism.”  (See Why Do Bully Bosses Bully Their Stars – And Redheads?) A reader…
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Workplace Bullies: They Do It Because You Are A Threat To Them

I discuss workplace bullies in my latest Above The Law article, Why Do Bully Bosses Bully Their Stars – And Redheads? It begins: “Where do workplace bullies come from? Simple – from bully kids. “What happens to bullies when they grow up? One would hope these mean girls and guys would stop their antics, but…
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Leave Me Alone!

In Above The Law, my article this week dealt with the future of the anti-bullying movement, now that there will be a new administration: Check it out!  
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The Voice Of Sexual Harassment: "Just Shut Up. Just Shut Up, I'm Sick Of You"

A Dallas jury just held that a doctor is “liable for his workplace bullying, returning a $1.08 million verdict against the doctor and the clinic for sexual harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and retaliation.” The verdict included $348,889 against the doctor individually. The plaintiff, a nurse at the urology clinic, claimed that the good…
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Why Do Bosses Become Bullies And Bully Their Best Performers?

A must read for employers is an article in the Harvard Business Review by Sherry Moss, a professor of organizational studies, entitled “Why Some Bosses Bully Their Best Employees,” which discusses workplace bullying, and why some bosses bully their star performers. Citing her own research, she notes that abusive supervisors, who she refers to as…
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The Smell Of Freshly-Terminated Staff Hung In The Office Air

Is bullying the same as sexual harassment?  Is sexual harassment a form of bullying?  Or vice versa? Is there a difference? It does not occur often that the actions of a single man can illustrate several legal issues. But a Canadian employer (a Mr. McConnell) illustrates non-actionable bullying (at least in the US), as well…
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Are Workplace Anti-Bullying Laws Desirable?

Workplace bullying is a problem — a big problem.  For both employees and employers.  But neither the US nor any state has done anything about it. Back in July 2014, I did a post on my old blog about workplace bullying and whether there should be laws prohibiting it.  I said that “If you take out the…
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There Oughta Be A Law (Take 2): An Indispensable New Resource

Yesterday I wrote a post – a book review, actually – about a new, updated version of Ellen P. Cobb’s Workplace Bullying,Violence, Harassment,Discrimination & Stress.   I recalled that in a blog post from a prior life I said about her first edition that “even after a cursory review it seems like an extremely valuable resource. The author…
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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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