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Since 1999 we are New York’s leading women’s rights in the workplace law firm. We have represented hundreds of women (and men) against all forms of unjust workplace conduct, including wrongful termination, all forms of gender discrimination such as sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and maternity leave violations, and race, age, ethnicity, and religious discrimination, as well as those who have been illegally fired or the subject of wrongful termination.

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If you are a woman and illegally being paid less than a man performing substantially equal work at your company, it will be important to understand your rights to seek compensation for this illegal treatment. Before discussing the time period by which a claim must be filed, it’s important to understand what should be done in order to be in the best position for prevailing in your claim. As women’s rights in the workplace lawyers,…
Attention, New York employees—this new Equal Pay Law’s a game-changer!  This past summer (2019) New York state expanded its Pay Equity Law, making it illegal to pay someone less based on all “characteristics” including race, religion, disability or gender identity, etc. New York State (and New York City) also passed a salary history ban, so starting in 2020, no longer may a prospective employer ask about your salary history (which has historically only served…
Effective January 6, 2020, New York State will become the eleventh state (with New Jersey about to become the twelfth), with a salary history ban that applies to employment applicants. NY’s salary history ban law will: Prohibit employers from orally or in writing seeking, requesting, or requiring the wage or salary history from an applicant or current employee as a condition to be interviewed, or as a condition of continuing to be considered for an…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. If you believe that you are being paid less than your male counterparts for performing an equal or a substantially equal job, you may be interested to learn the laws protect you from illegal pay discrimination. The following is a summary of such laws that may apply to New York workers: Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) – The federal EPA requires that men and women be paid equally for equal work in…
(Republished from InStyle Magazine, Nov. 21, 2019) Maternity leave isn’t going to help a woman who’s being demoralized at work and “managed out” of her job simply for getting pregnant. By Kaelyn Forde  Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate was moderated (for the first time this campaign cycle) entirely by women, so we finally got to hear about how candidates plan to tackle issues like paid family leave, the high cost of child care, equal pay…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. What is the Federal Equal Pay Act? Gender pay discrimination (sometimes also called “gender pay disparity”) occurs when female employees are paid less than men when performing the same or substantially similar jobs.  Overall, it is the job content and not the job titles that determine whether jobs are considered substantially equal. Under the Equal Pay Act of 1963, such pay discrimination is illegal. What Protections are Afforded Under the federal…
The question is, should you sign a bad write-up that you receive in the workplace? And the answer is yes. Sign it because you’re not signing that you’re confessing that it’s true. You’re signing that you received it. If you don’t sign it, all that will happen is your employer will write on your write-up, “Employee refused to sign,” and put it in your file. And then you’re missing the opportunity to stand up for…
The question is, can I refuse to travel when I’m pregnant? Hi, I’m Jack Tuckner, a Women’s Rights in the Workplace lawyer based in New York. And the answer to that question is no, you shouldn’t and really can’t refuse to travel when you’re pregnant, but what you can do and what you’re entitled to, is your employer reasonably accommodating you because you’re pregnant if your obstetrician says that flying or sitting in a car…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. The question is, does my employer have to give me time off away from work to see my OB/GYN when I’m pregnant? Hi, I’m Jack Tuckner again, a women’s rights in the workplace lawyer. This question is related to another recent question about travel restrictions when pregnant, and the answer falls into the same analysis, which is you need to see your OB when you are pregnant, because that’s part and…
Hello. My name is Jack Tuckner. I’m an Employment Discrimination attorney based in New York City, and a Women’s Rights in the Workplace advocate. Here to tell you today about the CROWN Act, which is an acronym for Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair. Yes, hair. New York now in July 2019 joins California as the only two states in the United States to ban and prohibit discrimination based on certain hairstyles…