About Richard Cohen

Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. 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. Email Richard at Richard.Cohen@fisherbroyles.com

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 […]

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 […]

Welcome Eric Meyer!

We at FisherBroyles (and Amy and me, in particular) are very pleased to announce that blogger par excellence – the King of Blogs, the world-famous purveyor of employment law blogisrty wisdom, and all around good guy … ERIC MEYER!! has become a partner at our firm!

That’s right! He’s here!

We now have added to our nationwide […]

FisherBroyles’ Christina H. Bost Seaton to Moderate ABA Panel On Noncompetes and Trade Secrets

We’re proud to announce that on March 24, 2018 our partner, Christina H. Bost Seaton, Esq., will be moderating a panel on “Strategic Use of Forensic Experts in Prosecuting and Defending Noncompete, Trade Secret and Business Tort Claims,” at the American Bar Association’s Midwinter Meetings in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

The meetings are being held from March […]

Top 10 Tips – No 11: How To Avoid Getting Sued For Employment Discrimination

Do you know the best ways not to get sued for employment discrimination or harassment?

List lovers — this one’s for you!

You like a quick and easy to read (or even memorize, or cut out) list – like the Ten Bill of Rights, or the Seven Blocks of Granite, or the Fab 5, or the Four Tops, or […]

5 Surprising Things About Hair In The Workplace

My new post in Above The Law noted that:

“Employment law is, perhaps, one of the more interesting areas in which to practice. The workplace tends to be society’s battlefield – where culture wars play out, where emerging trends go up against firmly established ones, where seemingly intractable national problems become reduced to one employee versus […]

Employer Rejects Older Applicant: “Age Will Matter”

It’s been almost a year since I’ve written about – or even seen – a new code word or phrase for age discrimination.

The last time involved the EEOC which had just sued a Florida restaurant under the Age Discrimination In Employment Act (“ADEA”), alleging that it told a qualified applicant for a general manager position that it refused […]

“Still Easy Pickins!” Healthcare Providers And Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination

Well, another healthcare provider nabbed by the EEOC for allegedly violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), an amendment to the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Add this to the numerous such lawsuits brought against heathcare providers under the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”).

Once again, a new lawsuit makes it time to […]

Federal Appeals Court in NY: Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation

In really breaking news, the entire federal appeals court (“en banc”) in New York just ruled today 9-3 that Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation through its prohibition of discrimination because of sex.

Here is the full 69-page decision.

I have not yet read the full decision, but below is my description of […]

New York City May Soon Require Employers To Conduct Sexual Harassment Training: Are You Ready?

Not many places in the US require sexual harassment training by private employers but New York City may soon become one of them.  (See, e.g., Maine and California).

According to the New York Times, the City Council is likely to pass the “Stop Sexual Harassment in New York City Act” which would mandate such training for the more […]