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By Jack Tuckner, Esq.     What is the Effect of the New Biden Vaccine Mandate? Can your employer really require you to get a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment? As an employee rights lawyer for decades now, I’ve been fighting for employees who are being discriminated against, treated differently, harassed, or wrongfully discharged. So, I am on your side. That’s what I do for a living.  There are times, however, when it…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq.       Generally speaking, yes, your employer can require a COVID-19 vaccination before permitting you to return to work. Most employees in the United States are so-called at-will, which means employers can set conditions of employment, and certainly can set conditions of employment around health and safety issues. Now the few exceptions, really two exceptions to that mandatory vaccination policy are in the disability and the religious realm. If you…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. The United States Supreme court’s recent decision allowing the state of Texas to ban all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, is a constitutionally invalid, discriminatory law that will greatly affect women and hurt women, particularly poor and minority women, due to the sex-based imposition on them, precluding them from controlling their own bodies.   It is essential to women’s equality with men, that she be the decision-maker, that her choice…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. So, let’s say your job stinks. You’re being treated differently. It’s a hostile work environment. You can’t stand it anymore. And you know that what they’re doing is not right. For example, you’re being sexually harassed, if you’re a woman or you’re being treated badly ever since you told your boss you’re pregnant or because you’re taking maternity leave, or because you came back from maternity leave and they’re angry because…
By Saswat Pattanayak Workplace psychology following the pandemic is one of special consideration for a diverse society. Impacts from any form of mass upheaval and confusion, or from social disturbances that get noticed in the wake of a health crisis, are felt across workplaces. Covid-19’s multi-pronged footprints that include massive unemployment, seasonal employment as well as the shifting reliance on remote work, have resulted in the need for assessments that go well beyond studying of…
This is Jack Tuckner. I’m an employment and civil rights lawyer here to talk to you today about hair discrimination in the workplace, specifically Black hair discrimination. Employers in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey now, three states out of only 11 in the United States that ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles, worn by people of color, most often women of color who were told that their braids, cornrows any type of natural hair…
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…