Richard B. Cohen, Above the Law

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Above the Law

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Past articles by Richard:

Hair On Fire, Heart Attacks, And

Are we to assume that Santa is 'authentic' and, therefore, a woman cannot be Santa? → Read More

Wanna Know What B**ches, Black Beans, And King Kong Have In Common?

Think our workplaces are enlightened places with equality for all? Think again. → Read More

Which Companies Tolerate A Sexually Harassing GC?

What do their anti-harassment policies look like, and what are their practices? → Read More

Men Lie, Women Can’t Negotiate: What Does This Mean?

Sounds again like women have no other option than to be more like men to get ahead. → Read More

Even Female Judges Get Harassed!

Kind of depressing that a woman needs to talk more like a man to be heard. Even when she is a judge. → Read More

Abusive, Sexist Partners In Biglaw: Better Just Endure It!

Forget the screamers -- let it roll off your back. It's all about the money. → Read More

Can A Bird Be A Sexual Harasser? Does It Have Assets?

The recent appeals court decision recited facts that sound slightly familiar to those folks long-riveted by my parrot tale. → Read More

Pregnant Then Screwed: Fired For ‘Daring To Procreate’

Women should not have to dare to procreate. Nor be afraid for their jobs based upon their pregnancy or parental status. → Read More

Fat Shaming At Work: The Beginning Of The End?

Could fat shaming and weight discrimination could become a thing of the past? → Read More

All Associates Report To Bible Study Class Now — Or Get Fired!

If an employee is entitled to an accommodation based upon her religious beliefs, is she entitled to an accommodation based upon her lack of religious beliefs? → Read More

Why So Much Fuss Over Black Employees’ Hair?

Discrimination law still spends a lot more time on hair than you might think. → Read More

Short Skirts At Work: A Form Of Sexual Discrimination?

Does this somehow exclude males in the workplace, at least to the extent that the woman is favored? → Read More

Are Bro Hugs At Work Sexual Discrimination?

Not every workplace slight or incivility -- or exclusion -- is actionable, unless... → Read More

Shocking! Disabled Employees Dissed By Doctors

Health care professionals must be extra vigilant in their policies, practices, and training -- they are in the cross-hairs of the EEOC. → Read More

High Heels At Work Required — A Follow Up

Is it okay to require that women wear high heels as long as there is an 'equivalent standard' for men? → Read More

Top 4 Causes Of Biglaw Injuries (My Best Guesses)

What types of substandard conditions, injuries, and close calls have you seen or heard about in Biglaw? → Read More

8 Helpful Hints On What Not To Call An Older Employee

It's not good, not fair, and not legal. So why are there so many cases of thinly disguised ageism? → Read More

Dangling High On An Oil Rig With The KKK Below To ‘Rescue’: Shocking Racial Harassment At Work

Employers must insure that these terrible actions do not occur -- and that if a complaint is made, that it is expeditiously investigated and remedied. → Read More

What’s With This Fetish About Pants?

A look at corporate dress policies. → Read More

‘I’m Not Happy. I Want To Die.’ No, He Wasn’t A Lawyer

A sad story about aging, age discrimination, and dying. → Read More