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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…
By Deborah O’Rell Learn what constitutes sexual harassment, what you should do to stop it, how to report it, and how to protect your rights in the event of backlash in the workplace. Download our Sex Harassment Guide 2019. Sexual harassment can include unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and verbal, physical, or visual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment is a form of sex (or gender) discrimination, just as pregnancy discrimination and…
Many women’s rights groups and ecofeminists joined the biggest climate strike, in New York City, on Friday, September 20. With over 250,000 people appearing at Foley Square, this was a momentous occasion for the protesters to express solidarity while asking tough questions to the political power. New York City public schools also allowed for its 1.1 million student strength to join the strike, making it into the largest gathering of young people in recent memory.…
Are you being sexually harassed at work? We have created a series of educational videos explaining what constitutes illegal workplace sexual harassment, and what you can do if you are being sexually harassed. In our fifth video, New York Employment Attorney Jack Tuckner explains what you can do if your company won’t address your complaint to your satisfaction after you make a sexual harassment complaint to the company. Jack Tuckner, Women’s Rights in the Workplace…
“Can I be fired for reporting sexual harassment?” No, you cannot be fired FOR reporting sexual harassment, as that’s illegal retaliation, because the sexual harassment reporting itself is protected activity under United States and your state’s civil rights laws. Yet, your company CAN fire you after you report sexual harassment, but they’ll likely come up with other reasons for the firing in order to protect themselves. Why? Because you can be fired after you report…
Are you being sexually harassed at work?  We have created a series of educational videos explaining what constitutes illegal workplace sexual harassment, and what you can do if you are being sexually harassed.  In our third video, New York Employment Attorney Jack Tuckner explains what a company should do after a sexual harassment report is made.     This is Jack Tuckner, again, with the third installment in our sexual harassment series of videos, to…
Are you being sexually harassed at work?  We have created a series of educational videos explaining what constitutes illegal workplace sexual harassment, and what you can do if you are being sexually harassed.  In our second video, New York Employment Attorney Jack Tuckner explains how you should report workplace sexual harassment to management. My name is Jack Tuckner. I’m a women’s rights in the workplace advocate with Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, and I’m here…