Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP

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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Hi Debrah O’Rell, Tuckner Sipser, employment discrimination law firm. I wanted to just speak about filing for unemployment right now. Even if you think you have exhausted your benefits for the year, you should file anyway. Because with the pending federal increase of the amount of weeks, you want to be in the system when this kicks in or should it kick in. Also, keep in mind if you’ve never applied it’s real simple, you…
If you work in NYC, the Human Rights Law requires all employers with 4 or more employees or independent contractors to engage in a cooperative dialogue with all workers who require flexibility, also knowns as a reasonable accommodation, and disability is defined as “any physical, medical, mental or psychological impairment, or a history or record of such impairment.” This is a highly liberal and expansive definition compared with the equivalent federal law. Your employer MUST…
The number one question we are asked is “Do I have a Case?” And the answer is, it depends. If you believe that you have been treated differently at work or have lost your job based on your age, race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, or another protected status – then you may. Be sure to document everything and above all else Don’t Quit. Contact an employment lawyer and explain your situation immediately. And…
On March 27, 2020, the Washington Post reported a spike in domestic violence cases since March 8, 2020 due to stay at home orders forcing victims to remain with abusers for extended periods, and all of this has been exacerbated by rising economic pressures and victim’s fears of exposure to the virus in emergency rooms and even at women’s protective shelters–it’s the perfect storm of DV challenges for victims. If you’re a victim of domestic…
Hi, I’m Debra O’Rell, with Tucker Sipser, an employment discrimination law firm. And let me say up front, I’m not a lawyer. I don’t give legal advice, but I do share information about the process in general. And I want to talk to you today about the number one most important thing to not do. And that is quit. Don’t quit. Call a lawyer first. When you get to the point you can’t take it…
Hi, my name is Deborah O’Rell, and I’m the manager of Tuckner Sipser, an employment discrimination law firm. And I’m, I’m making this video to tell you that we are open and available to answer your questions.  Because God knows it’s crazy times out there, and the calls that we’ve been getting in the last couple of days are people saying: Can they do this to me? Is this legal? Do I have a case?…
Tens of millions of employed Americans have no paid sick or family leave available to them to cover their own illness or a family member’s illness.  Millions more are facing (or have suffered) job loss.  This post discusses many of the difficult issues that workers are now facing. Must Companies Provide Paid Time Off for the Coronavirus? No. At least not yet under federal law. While some large employers voluntarily provide generous paid sick leave…
Even 42 years after the enactment of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, companies still mess with women’s lives and careers during pregnancy and after childbirth because employers resent women for “choosing” to bear a child, as the known limitations of pregnancy and maternity leave aren’t profitable to your company. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!—as your company won’t otherwise protect you—they likely don’t even know what their obligations are. You are entitled to job flexibility and work modifications, and…
Women face many sex-based challenges in the workplace, especially pregnant women.  In the podcast “Pregnant then Screwed, American Style,” New York pregnancy discrimination lawyer Jack Tuckner discusses the challenges facing pregnant working women during and after pregnancy. He explores the many facets of this relentless form of sex discrimination and offers empowering guidance and tips for protecting yourself, your job and your income at a time in your life when you can’t afford to get…