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“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…
What Should I Do if I’m Being Sexually Harassed at Work? Often, sexual harassment in the workplace is not corrected or punished because victims may feel uncomfortable or intimidated when confronting their harasser. Victims of sexual harassment also often do not report the harassment for fear that they may be retaliated against by the perpetrator or his friends or protectors at work. When facing these difficult challenges, employees should know how to recognize sexual harassment…
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.…