FisherBroyles Partner, Richard Cohen, was recently quoted in a National Law Journal article, “Year-End Report Shows LGBT Discrimination Charges on the Rise at EEOC”. This article reviews data released by the agency last Wednesday claiming the number of sex-based discrimination charges from LGBT individuals that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received increased significantly over the last four years.

Cohen, who was interviewed by Rebekah Mintzer of The National Law Journal, was quoted as follows:

Richard Cohen, a partner at law firm FisherBroyles in New York, who represents employers in labor and employment litigation, said he thinks eventually sexual orientation’s inclusion under Title VII will be validated by the courts, but even before that happens employers should focus on the issue.

“Right now, as a snapshot today, it’s something that is on the EEOC’s priority radar and so I’d advise employers to be cognizant of it,” he said.

You can read the full article in its entirety here: http://www.nationallawjournal.com/home/id=1202777173504/YearEnd-Report-Shows-LGBT-Discrimination-Charges-On-the-Rise-at-EEOC?mcode=1202617074964&curindex=1