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 […]

“Men At Work”- #MentorHer

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

No, I’m not talking about the ‘80s band known for hits like “Down Under” and “Be Good Johnny.”

I’m talking about the following types of comments from your company’s male employees:

“How am I supposed to treat women now?”

“I don’t even know what I’m allowed to say anymore.”

“I’m afraid to invite a female colleague […]

He Said/She Said-Making Informed Business Decisions in the #MeToo Era

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

The #MeToo Movement shows no signs of slowing. Now, more than any other time, companies are galvanized to prevent or, if prevention fails, to correct unlawful harassment where they find it.

You Are Doing Everything Right! Right?

You, Employer (including you, start-ups!), have your clear anti-harassment policy with definitions, examples, complaint, and investigative procedures. […]

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 […]

“’The Weinstein Effect’” on Holiday Parties—No Booze? What A Snooze!

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Human Resources Departments are wringing their proverbial hands this month about the company holiday party.

Open bar?

No bar?

Drinks tickets? Like, 2 per person.

No party at all?

What to do, what to do. In this article, WaPo features reporter Lavanya Ramanathan writes about these considerations that companies, particularly their HR departments, are contending with as […]

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 […]

Employer Update: Minimizing Gender Bias and Eradicating Sexual Harassment

By Amy Epstein Gluck

So how do we even attempt to clear up this mess in the workplace, the “bro clubs,” and other “hotbeds” of sexual harassment saturating the media recently, and which we talked about here?

Behaviors need to change—ok, there’s no doubt about that.

You can consider some recent lists—treat the women you work with like […]