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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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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been with us for about a year. There are three vaccines available, but we still don’t know when life will get back to normal. But life goes on, and people still get pregnant. Tuckner, Sipser has published a handbook titled, “Know Your Rights About Pregnancy and COVID-19 at Work”, which is being made available for free. Please download your copy here (or by clicking on the image below) – Pregnancy
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. If you’re pregnant, working and anxious about contracting Covid-19, or otherwise dealing with a pregnancy-based medical condition, you’re entitled as a matter of law to flexibility at work as a reasonable accommodation, for example, working remotely, taking additional time off, or other temporary adjustments to permit you to remain safely employed through full-term, enjoy a reasonably long maternity leave, then return to work no worse for wear. This is because according…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. If you’re pregnant, employed and concerned about exposure to the coronavirus, stick around a few minutes to the end of this video and I’m going to tell you exactly what steps to take to protect yourself, your unborn child and your job, but first some relevant breaking news. According to the World Health Organization, pregnant women or recently pregnant women who are older, overweight, and have pre-existing medical conditions such as…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. You know, with all the bad news right now in our economy, given the still raging pandemic, the fragmented gig economy with many people finding it difficult to come by secure jobs with paid benefits, including health insurance, etc., it’s a difficult time in our country’s history, both in terms of the economy and health issues and the divisive politics. But one thing that is unquestionably never been better in the…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. The city of New York recently passed a law requiring “Just Cause” Protections for Fast Food Workers. The NYC Council passed legislation in December 2020 granting fast food workers union-like protections, entirely eliminating traditional “at-will” employment rules, so starting in July 2021 when the law takes effect, if you work at a major fast food restaurant chain with at least 30 locations in the US, you can no longer be fired…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. If you’re suffering in a hostile work environment due to discriminatory treatment and you want to hold your employer accountable, the most important pro tip I can give you is don’t quit your job and then look for a lawyer to help you, as at that point it’s likely too late. You’ve already forfeited your most significant legal leverage, the job itself.   Quitting your job is just giving up and…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq.  The question is, can you be fired for your free speech and or/for storming the capitol. And the answer is almost certainly yes, unfortunately. If you work for a private company you can be fired by your employer at anytime for any reason or absolutely no reason at all. The employer doesn’t need a good reason to fire you – they don’t have to give you a notice and they don’t…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq.   I’m Jack Tuckner, an attorney with the women’s rights in the workplace law firm based in New York, Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser. And I want to talk to you a little bit today about your rights if you’re pregnant and working, to flexibility and protection during the time of this still raging pandemic. If you’re a high risk pregnancy, or you have pregnancy-related medical challenges and conditions such as…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. Hello! Jack Tuckner again with the women’s rights in the workplace law firm, Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser. And in this continuing series of pregnancy and COVID and your rights in the workplace, I just wanted to highlight one thing today that it has long been known that pregnant women are at greater risk of developing a severe respiratory infection when a pregnant woman contracts a respiratory-based virus. Additionally, the American…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq.   The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the EEOC, just determined that employers may require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine before permitting the employee to return to the workplace. The rationale being that requiring a vaccine is not a disability-related inquiry or a medical examination that would be prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Now, there’s a narrow band of exceptions for religious beliefs or for actual disabilities…