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Every year, sexual assault in the workplace affects many female New York city employees. According to the National Center for biotechnology information, as many as 58% of female employees experience sexual harassment or sexual assault in the workplace. Sexual assault is a crime in New York City, and law enforcement are responsible for investigating sexual assault crimes.  Prosecutors can bring criminal charges against the assailant. Sadly, many victims never receive justice as their assailants are…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. In June, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia regarding LGBTQ employee rights. The Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects same sex relationships as these relationships are obviously based on “sex,” the protected characteristic covered by the law. So, gay, lesbian, and transgender employees are now covered and protected from sex-based discrimination. This 6-3 Court decision was made more notable as it…
In June, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia regarding LGBTQ employees’ rights. The Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from sex-based discrimination. The 6-3 ruling was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch. Chief Justice John Robers joined the majority.  New York law already prohibits sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, but it was not until very recently that federal law…
A rebuke of sexism in Congress from AOC has opened up a necessary conversation in the larger society. Rep. Ted Yoho has been removed from the board of Christian charity over the incident and Twitter is inundated with personal accounts of women who report how they were not raised by their families to object to the men of their households.  The speech of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is historic in this context, and we are reproducing it…
Pregnant employees face a unique set of pregnancy-related stressors as they anticipate giving birth. Many pregnant women understandably experience anxiety regarding job security. Despite federal, state and local governments passing laws that protect pregnant employees, we still have a long way to go before pregnant employees feel entirely safe and empowered in the workplace. Pregnant New York Employees Are Facing Anxiety Due to COVID-19 At Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP, we understand the challenges…
Despite making numerous gains in the last 30 years, women still face significant challenges in the workplace. At Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP, we believe that all women should have equal access to employment. Women should also be able to work free from ​gender discrimination​. At our law firm, we focus on representing women who have suffered injuries due to illegal discrimination in the workplace. Many of our cases focus on enforcing…
  By Saswat Pattanayak In a far-reaching and landmark 6-to-3 ruling which coincides with the Pride Month, the US Supreme Court has ruled that federal sex discrimination protections extend to gay and transgender workers, making it clear that employees cannot be fired under federal law simply because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. The decision is also being talked about because it has been authored by one of the most conservative justices, Neil Gorsuch…
By Saswat Pattanayak New York Times has recently featured Andrea Ritchie, author of “Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color” as saying, “We’re not trying to compete with Floyd’s story, we’re trying to complete the story.” Indeed that is the story of Breonna Taylor, the black emergency medical technician from Louisville, Ky., who was killed by the police in March, only weeks before Floyd’s death. It is not quite unpredictable…
Although women have made some gains in the workplace over the last several decades, progress has been slow. At Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP, the women’s rights law firm, we continue to see cases in which employers intentionally discriminate against women in the workplace. In other cases, employers unintentionally block their female employees from promotions and pay women less than men for performing equal work.   The Glass Ceiling and Gender Pay Disparity…
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. We are happy to share with our readers a free e-book on New York Employee Rights