About Amy Epstein Gluck

Amy Epstein Gluck is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. She 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. Email Amy at Amy Gluck@fisherbroyles.com

Sex Discrimination v. Equality At BigLaw and Other Workplaces

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

I know I have been prolific these past few months about gender equality, sexual harassment, retaliation, and equal pay (or lack thereof).

I’ve talked to you about a myriad of scenarios: sex discrimination and unequal pay at BigLaw (also see Rich’s excellent BigLaw post here) and for the U.S. Women’s Soccer team and […]

Sexual Harassment—Still Illegal, And Attorneys’ Fees May Be Awarded Too

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

So, busy week.

I thought it best to start with a reminder: sexual harassment in the workplace is still illegal.

And while it abounds, if your employees sexually harass other employees not only might you be hit with a hefty damage award, but you may have to pay the attorneys’ fees of the person […]

Locker Room Banter—The New Normal? Harvard Soccer Woes

By Amy Epstein Gluck

Oh Harvard…not you too!

It seems there is no place safe from sexual harassment and discrimination.

We’ve post—a LOT—about workplace sexual harassment and discrimination, but it seems this type of behavior starts earlier.

Is locker room banter the new normal?

I hope not.

Accustomed to being viewed as a bastion of intellectual enlightenment and civility, Harvard University […]

Older Women Have it Rough!

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

Let me tell you, it’s tough being a woman over 40. Not only do you have to have to contend with being called “ma’am” as if you were a dowager, but older women in the workplace face potential violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and […]

Combating “Bro-priating”—Amplification, and It Works!

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Last month, I wrote about a WaPo article about a tool that female presidential staffers implemented in the Oval Office called “amplification.”

Juliet Eilperin reported on the meeting strategy employed by the women: “hen a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced the men […]

Sexual Harassment—An Epidemic?

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

The upcoming TIME headline reads: “Gretchen Carlson wants to change the way women fight sexual harassment.” You can see the cover here. That’s exciting, and we can’t wait to see what she comes up with. Thanks to Circa for giving me a heads up.

An Epidemic?

TIME states: “Carlson gives an exclusive, wide-ranging interview […]

Nasty Women—Not in the Workplace, Please

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

“These nasty women have got to go!”

“Who put her in charge?”

“Honey, don’t interrupt.”

“What a bitch!”

We really see it all in the workplace.

But you know what nasty women do? They file charges of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal agency in charge of enforcing the anti-discrimination law Title VII of […]

“Changing Workplace Norms Require a Fresh Look at the Issue of Sexual Orientation”

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

Well, well, well.

It seems that miracles never cease.

Also, I think my partner Rich possesses solid psychic abilities.

The National Law Review reported that the Seventh Circuit, in Chicago, vacated its July 28, 2016, decision holding that sexual orientation discrimination is not sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and granted […]

Locker Room Banter Will Get You Fired, and Oh, Wait, It’s Against the Law

By Amy Epstein Gluck

Everyone says it.

It’s just how guys talk.

They’re just words. I didn’t mean anything by it.

This is all in good fun, right?

No, no, and no.

They’re not “just words.” Sexually charged comments or “locker room banter” made by executives, an employee, or supervisor to another employee may subject an employer to liability under Title […]

If You’re Gonna Talk the Talk, You Gotta Walk the Walk—How to Minimize Gender Bias

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Gotcha there, didn’t I? You thought I was going to relate the secret of the universe there for a second, right? Sorry! No.

What I can tell you is that there are specific actions that corporate employers can take to promote gender diversity in the workplace, and, minimize the risks of liability due […]