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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…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. The city of New York recently passed a law requiring “Just Cause” Protections for Fast Food Workers. The NYC Council passed legislation in December 2020 granting fast food workers union-like protections, entirely eliminating traditional “at-will” employment rules, so starting in July 2021 when the law takes effect, if you work at a major fast food restaurant chain with at least 30 locations in the US, you can no longer be fired…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq. If you’re suffering in a hostile work environment due to discriminatory treatment and you want to hold your employer accountable, the most important pro tip I can give you is don’t quit your job and then look for a lawyer to help you, as at that point it’s likely too late. You’ve already forfeited your most significant legal leverage, the job itself.   Quitting your job is just giving up and…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq.  The question is, can you be fired for your free speech and or/for storming the capitol. And the answer is almost certainly yes, unfortunately. If you work for a private company you can be fired by your employer at anytime for any reason or absolutely no reason at all. The employer doesn’t need a good reason to fire you – they don’t have to give you a notice and they don’t…
By Jack Tuckner, Esq.   I’m Jack Tuckner, an attorney with the women’s rights in the workplace law firm based in New York, Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser. And I want to talk to you a little bit today about your rights if you’re pregnant and working, to flexibility and protection during the time of this still raging pandemic. If you’re a high risk pregnancy, or you have pregnancy-related medical challenges and conditions such as…