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By Saswat Pattanayak Women soccer players earn a maximum of $99,000 in total during the course of a 20-games season – $4,950 per game, while the payout for the male players is an average of $263,320, or $13,166 per game. Despite the fact that Sunday’s match was one of the most watched soccer broadcasts ever in the US history, having attracted 14 million television viewers. Also, despite the fact that half of the U.S. Soccer…
We were at the WorldPride NYC 2019 which commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising yesterday. Following are some photos we took at the event. The celebrations to respect the Stonewall Era Trailblazers also underscored the importance of acknowledging the rising hate crimes, suicides, and the AIDS crisis. According to the co-chairs/organizers Marvanne Roberto Fine and David Studinski, “While there is much to celebrate, there is more work to do. Those of us with…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. Hi, I’m Jack Tuckner, and I’ve been representing women in workplace discrimination cases for more than 20 years. The answer to that question, do I have a sex discrimination case and is it valid and worth pursuing, comes down to this. Are you being treated differently in the workplace? Are you experiencing hostility? Are you experiencing some type of differential treatment because of who you are as a woman, either because…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. My name is Jack Tuckner, and I’ve been representing employees, principally women, in employment related conflicts, challenges, controversies for more than 20 years. Here’s a tip that goes for anyone experiencing hostility in the workplace, discrimination, differential treatment. If things are bad at your job, there’s really one key to making it into something redemptive, to making it into something that you could look back on and say, “That was good.…
By Saswat Pattanayak Four states have passed laws to prohibit abortion before women learn they are pregnant. 18 states have laws to restrict abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned. In the latest instance, Alabama has banned abortion at every stage of pregnancy, and regardless of rape and incest. There is a punitive component to it as well – doctors who perform abortion will be imprisoned for upto 99 years. The day after Gov. Kay…
By Saswat Pattanayak According to the latest data released by Catalyst on May 1 this year, whereas in the top S&P 500 companies, women comprise almost 44.7% of the workforce, only 5% of women hold any position equivalent to that of a CEO. Likewise, 89% of top earners in the corporations happen to be men. Among the women, women of color are posited to emerge as the majority in the US labor force, by 2060.…
By Saswat Pattanayak Current debates on gender gap disparity are timely. Claudia Goldin, an economist at Harvard argues that women don’t step back from work because they have rich husbands; they have rich husbands. because they step back from work.Indeed, my own acquaintanceship with many mothers of kids who attend elementary schools suggest they have consciously sacrificed their previously held careers in order to look after their children full-time. In many cases, they…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. This is Jack Tuckner, employment lawyer bearing great news for New Yorkers who are now protected, or soon will be protected, because the New York legislature last month – January 2019 – passed a Gender Expression, Gender Identity Protection Bill that will amend the New York State’s Human Rights Law to protect all binary gender, nonconforming employees, and transgender employees from discriminatory treatment. And the law also amends the New York…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. How do you protect yourself if you are working in a so-called hostile work environment? First thing is, identify why is it hostile? If its hostile just because your boss is a jerk, a tyrant, a mean-spirited bully, there’s no law against bullying anywhere in the United States, unfortunately. So that’s perfectly legal. But if you identify that the hostility is arising because of something about you as a woman, or…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. Under federal law, since 2010, women returning from maternity leave who are breastfeeding, nursing parents – are entitled to a clean, private, non-restroom, non-bathroom space in which to express milk; to take a break and to lactate on a similar schedule to what your baby would be doing, nursing, if you were home, two or three times a day. Otherwise, it’s very painful, you can develop mastitis, it may interfere permanently…