Fired Up About Retaliation

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Your Memorial Day post is here!

On behalf of two battalion chiefs in one Northern Virginia Fire and Rescue Department, the ACLU filed charges of discrimination this week with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) alleging that the department retaliated against them after they pushed the Department to discipline an employee who had […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sexual Harassment Guidelines—Wonder Woman Gets It!

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

Wait, what? What does Wonder Woman have to do with employment law?

The set of the sequel to Wonder Woman—aptly named Wonder Woman 2—is the first film, officially, to adopt the Producer’s Guild of America’s (“PGA”) recently announced sexual harassment guidelines in the wake of ongoing sexual harassment accusations in Hollywood.

This is a top-down […]

I Love Lists! Dissecting One Sexual Harassment Prevention List

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

I love lists. I love “plans.” After all, as a lawyer, my day is usually suffused with them. I’ve even given them to you, employers! Right here in this blog!

What To Do If Someone Complains About Sexual Harassment

For example, here I gave you a list of steps to take if you […]

Setting the Record Straight on (Sexual) Harassment

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

People are confused!

From Uber to a well-known jewelry chain, ad agencies and TV hosts, from Harvey Weinstein to restaurant employees, I hear more and more that there is confusion about what actually constitutes sexual harassment or racial harassment or age-based harassment, etc.—let’s call it unlawful harassment.

Recently, the spouse of one of my […]

Workplace Bullies: They Do It Because You Are A Threat To Them

I discuss workplace bullies in my latest Above The Law article, Why Do Bully Bosses Bully Their Stars – And Redheads?

It begins:

“Where do workplace bullies come from? Simple – from bully kids. “What happens to bullies when they grow up? One would hope these mean girls and guys would stop their antics, but … ome […]

Three Hours Of Harassment Training Is Just Paying Lip Service

One reader of my post last week was shocked that Kentucky lawmakers were required to take only three hours of sexual harassment training annually.

And he is bemused that one such lawmaker wants to reduce that to 30 minutes annually: the lawmaker  feels that 3 hours is a “ridiculous” amount of time to sit in a classroom and is simply “political correctness.”

Bill […]

To Sexually Harassing Lawmakers: “This Is Inappropriate And We Won’t Tolerate It”

Just when you thought that it was safe for politicians to come out and harass. …

My post yesterday was about a Kentucky lawmaker who thinks that sexual harassment training is “ridiculous” and just “political correctness.”  He wants the 3-hour per year mandatory training for lawmakers reduced to 30 minutes.  He does not want to sit […]

Owner’s “Shocking, Sexually Explicit Behavior”: Company Must Pay $750,000

Employers should know that, from the top down, an anti-harassment tone and policy must be set.

But what if the employer – the company owner – is the harasser?

That’s what happened in a newly settled case.

According to the EEOC, the owner of the company “sexually harassed female employees to a point where one worker was forced to quit and […]