FB EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION BLOG

Do We Have To Pay Our Employees If We Send Them Home Because Of The Coronavirus?

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Yesterday, two very different employers asked me how the heck they pay employees who are not working. What do they do? Their businesses may suffer considerable losses, or they fear losing [...]

Employee-Friendly California Provides Specific Guidance to Employers About Leave and Pay Related To COVID-19

By: Amy Epstein Gluck On March 5, 2020, in a FisherBroyles client alert, I provided some answers to several pressing general questions that employers might have about managing their workforce during this turbulent time. If [...]

A Harasser for All Seasons

Now here’s a manager who seemingly has no issue with harassing women, African Americans and foreign-born employees. And now the company, an Ithaca, N.Y. manufacturer, is settling the EEOC’s case which alleged sex, race and national [...]

Carving Out An Enforceable Noncompete In The 4th Circuit

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Employers having trouble enforcing their noncompetes may have a better chance in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit—at least in Maryland—by adopting a more novel approach: condition [...]

Is one “N-word” severe enough to constitute a hostile work environment? A reader adds A surprising twist

Almost four years ago, I posted a piece asking how many how many times an African-American employee must endure the sight of a hanging noose, or suffer other crude and offensive racial or other epithets, [...]

Is Switzerland Ready For This?

The United States has yet to endorse equality for people based upon their sexual orientation. Some states and municipalities have done so, and polls show that a majority of Americans support this – but that obviously [...]

“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”