May The Force Be With Her—Carrie Fisher aka Princess Leia Spoke Out About Mental Illness In and Out of Her Workplace

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

Carrie Fisher is an iconic hero. Not only did she portray a princess and one of the greatest leaders of the Rebel Alliance, eventual savior of the universe and all of its many galaxies, but Fisher is also well known for speaking up about a matter that most employees tend to hide […]

Autism—an Eye-Opener for Your Company, Not a Nonstarter

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

Imagine how hard it is to land that awesome, lucrative job when you cannot make eye contact.

Or read body language…at all.

Or take social cues. Or make small talk. Or even appear to be unaware when people talk to you or ask you questions. Or inject completely irrelevant details into an interview.

Or repeat […]

Doctors Fire Doctor Taking Legally Prescribed Meds And Get Sued

By Richard Cohen

Maybe my recent post about firing (or not hiring) employees who are taking legally prescribed medications was not read by two Atlanta physicians groups, because if they did they would have known that (1) terminating a physician “because of an actual disability and because he was perceived to be disabled due to his use […]

Chalk up one more basket of low hanging fruit for the EEOC

 By Richard Cohen, FisherBroyles Partner

A physician-owned hospital in Arkansas was sued by the EEOC for refusing to accommodate a nurse who had a seizure.  She asked “to move to another position that did not involve direct patient care, or, in the alternative, a leave of absence until she could resume her nursing duties.”

The hospital’s reply?  “You’re […]