Amy Epstein Gluck serves as Employment Counsel to FisherBroyles and advises employers large and small about compliance with anti-discrimination laws, HR policies, retaliation, workplace culture, and navigating #MeToo issues while complying with federal, state, and local employment laws. Ms. Epstein Gluck’s agility and extensive expertise has been critical to the firm’s development of a centralized COVID-19 information repository and response team regarding new federal legislation, such as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the employment and unemployment provisions of the CARES Act, including the Paycheck Protection Program as well as new state pandemic-related legislation.
Amy navigates legal issues with an eye toward preventing organizational problems, not just reacting to them. She handles compliance and defense of Title VII, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, and wage and hour issues; terminations; and all matters involving people. Amy regularly conducts anti-harassment trainings for managers and employees and trains supervisors on how to recognize and respond to accommodation requests under the ADA and FMLA.
She has represented individuals and corporate clients in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and various federal district courts for more than twenty years. Ms. Epstein Gluck’s current practice areas include business employment law—advising on and drafting employment agreements; handling employment negotiations, severance agreements, noncompete and nondisclosure agreements, discrimination and harassment investigations, “wrongful terminations,” and other EEO matters. Ms. Epstein-Gluck is co-author of the firm’s Employment Discrimination Blog and provides information to the media, including regular contributions to The Washington Post, concerning prevalent and pertinent employment law issues.
As a business law litigator, Amy focuses her practice on breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, tortious interference, defamation, contract and quasi-contract issues, and various torts both in federal and state courts and in mediation and arbitration. Ms. Epstein Gluck’s experience includes breach of contract and consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices act claims; corporate governance; directors’ and officers’ claims; professional liability claims; injunctive actions; restrictive covenants; and shareholder and partnership disputes.
Amy is an expert for SheSource—Women’s Media Center. SheSource is an online brain trust of female experts on diverse topics designed to serve journalists, producers and bookers who need female guests and sources.
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