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

The Value Of Trust In The Workplace

My new Above the Law article discusses this issue – specifically the “culture of trust,” the role of oxytocin, and tips for employees (and bosses)on how to develop trust.

Link: https://abovethelaw.com/2017/10/8-tips-to-get-your-boss-to-trust-you/

Racial Harassment: EEOC Files Many More Cases

Just four days ago – only four days ago! – I posted that “It was just last month – August – that I posted my most recent article about the use of the N-word and nooses in the workplace.”

Well – in the last four days three more such cases have been filed by the EEOC!

These […]

Threats Of Hanging In The Workplace?

It was just last month – August – that I posted my most recent article about the use of the N-word and nooses in the workplace.  In Above the Law I noted that:
“Unfortunately, recent events make it time to revisit the N-word in the workplace — which I wrote about only last month. At that time, […]

Fat Shaming In The Workplace

 My new post in Above The Law is entitled Fat Shaming In The Workplace: Is Calling Someone A “Big Bottomed Girl” Actionable? It begins:

“Multiple choice question:  Being “fat” is (a) a medical condition, (b) genetic, (c) a lifestyle choice, or (d) your own lack of discipline.

“Who isn’t concerned about their weight?  Or, to put it […]

Mandatory Bible Study: At Work?

Just the other day I posted about a religious discrimination suit brought by the EEOC against a Pennsylvania coal company for refusing to accommodate an Evangelical Christian who had been an employee for 35 years.  He was fired for refusing to use a biometric hand scanner which tracks employee time and attendance, claiming that there was […]

Mark of The Beast: To The Supreme Court?

Way back in 2015 I reported on a religious discrimination suit brought by the EEOC against a Pennsylvania coal company for refusing to accommodate (and forcing to retire) an Evangelical Christian who had been an employee for 35 years.

An employee for 35 years – and suddenly a problem involving his religious beliefs?  Huh?

New Fangled Tech […]

Who Do You Think The EEOC Targets Most Under The Disabilities Act?

My recent article in Above The Law provides a few hints:

“The EEOC sued a senior living community in Colorado for refusing to accommodate an employee with fibromyalgia.  The employee’s job?

The Health & Wellness Director!

A large managed care organization settled an EEOC lawsuit alleging that it fired a food service worker suffering from hydrocephalus.  The EEOC […]

Sexual Harassment of Medical Personnel – A Huge Problem

“A new U.S. study has found that ‘More than 80 percent of nearly 900 physical therapists surveyed said they have encountered sexual remarks, touches, indecent exposure and sexual assault. … U.S. health care professionals have 16 times greater risk for non-fatal violence at work than other fields.…’”

Sexual harassment of […]

Five Tips On Getting Hired That Will Shock You

My new Above The Law article is entitled Five Tips On Getting Hired That Will Shock You.

It begins:

“I like lists.   They simplify things.  They break down complexities into swallow-able sound bites.  And sometimes they even educate. …

Today’s list is for everyone – everyone who is or will be looking for a job.  It is not […]

KKK hoods are becoming popular again these days

I just posted an article in Above the Law in which I noted that:

“Unfortunately, recent events make it time to revisit the N-word in the workplace — which I wrote about only last month. At that time, I called it “progress” that a federal appeals court had found that a single use of the N-word was […]