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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EQUAL PAY DAY 2020 Dates are based on 2019 U.S. Census data on median earnings for full-time, year-round employees. WOMEN COMPARED TO MEN: MARCH 31, 2020 — $0.82 (CENTS) WAGE GAP BY DEMOGRAPHIC Asian-American Women: Feb 11* — $0.90 (cents) Women: March 31 — $0.82 (cents) ** Black Women: Aug 13 — $0.62 (cents) Native American Women: Oct 1 — $0.57 (cents) Latina Women: Oct. 29 — $0.54 (cents) *Equal Pay figures for this community…
You know, I know a lot of folks have now lost their job already as a result of this crisis, and I hope like the rest of us, our national leadership will get out in front of this too. So if the most dire predictions don’t come true, but right now we’re getting in my office calls from people who have been laid off, fired and told that it is indefinite. And some of those…
If you work in NY and earn at least $58,500 per year and are a professional, executive or managerial administrative salaried employee, which generally means you’re in management, or you exercise discretion and independent judgment or supervise at least two other employees, then you’re “exempt” from federal and state overtime rules after you’ve worked 40 hours in any given workweek. Yet, just because you’re a salaried employee vs an hourly employee, that doesn’t mean you’re…
Hi, I’m Deborah O’Rell with Tuckner Sipser, an employment discrimination law firm. And let me be clear, I’m not a lawyer, I don’t give legal advice, but I do share information about the process in general. And one of the first questions we get is how do you prove discrimination? Because there very often isn’t that text message that says let’s fire the Brown people or let’s fire the old people. You know, the topic…
By Jack Tuckner, Partner at Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP The escalating coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has changed the life and work situations for millions of people throughout the US. In this time of frightening medical and economic crisis, Tuckner Sipser is especially concerned about protecting employee rights, we have prepared a set of FAQs to explain how federal, state, and local laws can protect your job and your income. Below is information about federal…
There’s limited help right now for those us who are out of work due to our company’s closures or contractions. The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides up to two weeks of pay if you can’t work due to being quarantined and two weeks at 2/3 of your pay to care for a loved one who’s quarantined, or to care for a child under 18 whose school has closed due to the virus. In…
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…