A weekly conversation about workplace discrimination and the state of labor and employment law with Women’s Rights in the Workplace lawyer Jack Tuckner and his guests.
Women’s Rights in the Workplace – 10.20.15
Did you know that your wages can be garnished, your bank accounts and home can be seized, and even your driver’s license can be revoked due to back taxes? Join Jack & Deborah as they welcome to the show good guy tax attorney Allan R. Pearlman, who’ll provide insight, tips and “secrets” to avoid getting into boiling hot water with the taxman.
Women’s Rights in the Workplace - 10.13.15
Join Jack and Deborah and NYC-based civil rights attorney Phil Hines, Esq., a partner in the firm Held & Hines, LLP, where Phil concentrates his practice on civil police misconduct, correctional officer misconduct, false arrest, excessive force and malicious prosecution cases. In short, Phil represents the most vulnerable folks among us, such as his diabetic client who was incarcerated at Rikers Island for failing to make a child support payment, then denied essential medical care and his insulin pump, and ultimately hospitalized with permanent injuries.Phil also represents transgender inmates who are sexually assaulted by correction officers or other inmates, in difficult lawsuits against the city or state. Learn the important filing deadlines and what to do if it happens to you.
Women’s Rights in the Workplace – Women’s Equality Agenda – 09.22.15
Join Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell as they discuss New York’s brand new Women’s Equality Agenda, which will soon provide many powerful and enhanced legal protections for working women facing sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination and unequal pay.
Marriage Equality and LGBT Workplace Rights - 04.27.15
On the eve of the historic marriage equality arguments before the Supreme Court, Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell lead a discussion on the significance of the case, and what it means for the LGBT movement. Against this backdrop, Jack and Deborah are joined by Stefan Oxley and Karel Jaros to discuss the wider implications of any marriage equality decision by the Court, and a closer examination of LGBT anti-discrimination laws throughout the country, including in employment, public accommodations, and housing.
Religious and Criminal Conviction Discrimination - 04.20.15
Can a company fire you for wearing a hijab at work? Can they make shaving your beard a condition of employment if you wear it for religious reasons? Can your employer, or a potential employer, use your criminal record or a prior arrest as a reason to fire you or as a reason to not hire you in the first place? Listen to employee rights advocates Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell answer these important and timely employment discrimination questions by downloading this episode.
Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment - 04.13.15
Join Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell as they interview Aleka Albert, a client of their firm who won punitive and compensatory damages from a Brooklyn jury at the end of her sexual harassment trial against two Subway fast food restaurants in February. Aleka was subjected to quid pro quo and hostile work environment sexual harassment, so listen to her brave story of workplace sexualization at the tender age of 17, as Jack and Deborah explain the difference between the two kinds of legally actionable workplace “harassment” based on sex.