All The Single Ladies – No, Not Beyoncé

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

So, is “All the Single Ladies” on Capitol Hill this week? Nope. Rather, it’s Every. Single. Lady.

What am I talking about? Am I talking in code? Am I about to go out on the road with Beyoncé?

Not so much.

I’m talking about this report that every single one of the 22 female senators have […]

A Few Light Touchings Is Mere “Casual Contact” – But The Retaliation Is Deadly

While we blog all the time about how to recognize, prevent and remedy discrimination and harassment in the workplace, we have spent much less time discussing retaliation – which is more deadly to employers because it is much easier to prove, and so easy to (even inadvertently) do.

 

My Above The Law post today discusses why retaliation […]

Pregnant Bartender Will Not Wear Hot Pants? Fired!

Another pregnancy discrimination lawsuit in the news.   Seems like I’m writing this every day.

A sports bar in Texas just settled with the EEOC for $24,000 in a Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) lawsuit.

What did they supposedly do?

Well, it seems that a bartender who became pregnant began wearing capri pants “and added a second layer of clothes […]

Employer Creates New Lifting Requirement So That Pregnant Employee Cannot Meet It: EEOC Sues

Chalk up another employer who does not like to employ pregnant women or allow them to work.

Why?

Who knows.  Paternalistic concerns for the health/safety of the employee or the unborn child?  Outdated fears, myths and stereotypes?  Whatever the reason, know that it is a discriminatory employment practice.

I just blogged about a new EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) […]

Amy Epstein Gluck (the Notorious AEG!!) Interviewed by the New York Times’ Workologist Tomorrow!

Hey – check out Amy Epstein Gluck (the Notorious AEG!!) interviewed tomorrow by the New York Times’ Workologist!

The column is entitled “How to Respond When a Colleague Is Harassing Women.”  Among other things that Amy says, which we have preached for years, is ““Make sure you have a clear policy,” and enforce it.  Amen.

 

Don’t miss it – Amy […]

Pregnancy Discrimination: Some Things Never Change

I just posted in Above The Law “8 Helpful Tips On What Not To Say (Or Do) To A Pregnant Employee.”  These included:
If you have an employee who tells you that she is pregnant, do not restrict her water and bathroom breaks. If you have an employee who tells you that she is pregnant, do not require […]

8 Helpful Tips On What Not To Say (Or Do) To A Pregnant Employee

My latest post in Above The Law is entitled “8 Helpful Tips On What Not To Say (Or Do) To A Pregnant Employee.”

“Do not to get pregnant, you have too many children, and the next person to get pregnant should stay home and consider herself fired!”

OK, that’s Helpful Hint #1!

This is actually what a California wholesale […]

Sexual Orientation—Might the 8th Circuit Join the Second, Sixth, and Seventh Circuits’ Party?

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

Recently, sixteen attorneys general across the country filed an amicus brief (this is Latin for “friend of the court” and brings to a court’s attention other relevant, helpful matters that it may not have already considered) on behalf of their respective states seeking to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation under federal law. These […]

How To Slay The Dragon…I Mean, Eradicate Sexual Harassment

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

As you can read most recently here and here, Rich Cohen and I advise and encourage employers to invest in interactive sexual harassment training tailored to the workplace. We think it is a crucial tool in slaying the vile beast that is sexual harassment in the workplace. However, our friends at Quartz […]

FisherBroyles Partner Jonathan Goldberg (Also A Comic) A Panelist At The NYC Bar Thursday Evening

We are pleased to announce that our partner, Jonathan Goldberg, also a standup improv comic, will be a panelist this Thursday eve at 6:30 pm, 3/22/18, for a very cool networking event entitled “The Art of Schmoozing” at the NYC Bar Association.

He will also be leading an improv comedy workshop towards the end of the […]