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

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

Manager Training Time!

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Guess what I’m doing this week? Nope, not at the beach. No, no, I’m not sipping a cappuccino at a charming Parisian bakery. And, no, I’m not holed up in my basement office becoming more Vitamin D deficient by failing to step outside. I’m TRAINING! What kind of training, you ask?…
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The 4th Circuit Says: Rumor Has It

By Amy Epstein Gluck I am going to lay out the lede up front: last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the dismissal of a plaintiff’s hostile work environment claim based on sex-based rumors. It considered the claims to be rooted in unlawful sex stereotypes about women. What Was This…
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An Anonymous Sexual Harassment Hotline That Is Not Anonymous May Be Worse Than No Hotline

Interesting article in The New York Times about employer sexual harassment hotlines.  Seems that hotlines touted as being anonymous for employees to complain about sexual harassment may be anything but anonymous – or publicized to employees. I have always advised employers that, from the top down, an anti-discrimination and anti-harassment tone and policy must be…
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Employment Discrimination Lawsuits: “The Cost Of Doing Business?”

A local TV investigation “recently uncovered dozens of employment discrimination lawsuits filed against metro school districts over the last 10 years, including more than 45 against Kansas City Public Schools. … While the current laws help bring important justice to some cases, the amount of lawsuits has a big impact on taxpayers and classrooms in…
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Handling “Manterruption” and “Bro-priating”… In the Oval Office

By: Amy Epstein Gluck, Partner at FisherBroyles, LLP It seems there is no place immune from sex discrimination.  Even the Oval Office. In an initiative called Women In Power, the WaPo is exploring how women “gain, consolidate and experience power in politics and policy.” As reporter Juliet Eilperin explained (yesterday, in my old-school newspaper), life as…
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So How Much Does A Discrimination Lawsuit Really Cost?

I have preached for years the benefits of preventive law – that is, preventing claims and lawsuits by employing best practices in the workplace.   Aside from the grief and distraction of such lawsuits, ever think about how much such a lawsuit might cost?  Probably — but not enough to take the necessary steps to prevent them, I would…
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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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